Posted on May 12th, 2016 by admin
Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in our Readers Bookstore Fort Mason for our weekly FREE poetry series! Browse books and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane di Prima and California Poet Laureate Al Young. The series is curated by Friends’ Resident Poet Jack Hirschman. For a full line-up and more information please visit our website at www.friendssfpl.org.
Proceeds from our bookstores benefit the San Francisco Public Library
This Thursday, May 12th we are excited to have Michael Warr and Genny Lim read!
Michael Warr’s books of poetry include The Armageddon of Funk (2011), Power Lines: A Decade of Poetry From Chicago’s Guild Complex (1999) as a co-editor, and We Are All The Black Boy (1991), all published by Tia Chucha Press.His awards include the 2014 Creative Work Fund award for his multimedia project “Tracing Poetic Memory in Bayview Hunters Point,” 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature, 2012 Poetry Honor Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Poets Award, a National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, and others. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association described The Armageddon of Funk as “A poetic soundtrack to black life.” The Crisis Magazine, founded by W.E.B. DuBois, refers to Warr as a “literary long-distance runner,” and “poet-traveler.” A frequent collaborator with musicians, visual and performing artists, Michael’s poems have been dramatized on stage, depicted on canvas, and set to original music. For links to his writing, recordings, and multimedia experiments in poetry go to armageddonoffunk.tumblr.com. He is currently editing “Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin” and anthology combining poems, essays, portraits, and archival images.
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