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New Poetry & 100 Years of Ferlinghetti at Odd Mondays
April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Shauna Hannibal, Fernando Martí, and Zack Rogow, three poets with new collections, read from their work and from the work of Lawrence Ferlinghetti at “New Poetry & 100 Years of Ferlinghetti,” the Odd Mondays for April 15. Celebrate National Poetry Month and Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s first century at Folio Books, 3957 24th St. in Noe Valley. 7pm start. Free admission and free refreshments–including birthday cake!
Here’s more about the poets who are reading:
Shauna Hannibal is the author of Hannibal (Forklift Books, 2017), her debut collection of poetry which Laura Kasischke has called “a wildly important and game-changing book by a poet whose sensibility brings us, through poetry, an entirely new way of seeing the world, ourselves in it, and the art of the poem.” She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson. She lives in San Francisco near Golden Gate Park and is working on her 2nd book while training to become a massage therapist.
Fernando Martí is a poet, story-writer, printmaker, architect, and housing activist. Originally from Ecuador, he has been deeply involved in San Francisco’s struggles for affordable housing, community land and climate justice since the mid-90s. His work reflects his formal training in urbanism, his roots in rural Ecuador, and his current residence in the heart of Empire. His poetry and prints inhabit the space between ancestral traditions of place and utopian construction in the age of catastrophic climate change. His artwork can be seen regularly on justseeds.org, and his writing has appeared in publications as varied as El Tecolote,Left Turn and Shelterforce, as well as a ‘zine called Amor y Lucha.
Zack Rogow is the author, editor, or translator of more than twenty books or plays. His poetry collections include Irreverent Litanies; as well as The Number Before Infinity, and Talking with the Radio. His coauthored play Colette Uncensored had a staged reading at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and ran in London and San Francisco. Rogow’s blog, Advice for Writers, has more than 200 posts. He serves as a contributing editor of Catamaran Literary Reader. www.zackrogow.com