CAFÉ SOCIETY PRESENTS ROBERT HASS

CAFÉ SOCIETY PRESENTS ROBERT HASS

Robert Hass reads from his new collection, Summer Snow, in Point Richmond. A new volume of poetry from Robert Hass is always an event. In…

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Clearly Meant presents Lucille Lang Day

Clearly Meant presents Lucille Lang Day

Lucille Lang Day reads her poems, followed by an interview and discussion. Lucille Lang Day was born in Oakland, where she still lives. Day has…

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Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry

Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry

Photographer B.A. Van Sise discusses his new book, Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry. Also featuring readings by poets Jane Hirshfield and Dorianne Laux. Praise…

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Susannah Rodríguez Drissi discusses & signs "The Latin Poet's Guide to the Cosmos"

Susannah Rodríguez Drissi discusses & signs “The Latin Poet’s Guide to the Cosmos”

Award-winning Cuban poet, playwright, translator, and scholar, Susannah Rodríguez Drissi discusses and signs “The Latin Poet’s Guide to the Cosmos.” A delightfully choreographed and ultimately…

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Happy Birthday Walt Whitman! A Bicentennial Celebration

Happy Birthday Walt Whitman! A Bicentennial Celebration

Mechanics’ Institute salutes American’s literary hero Walt Whitman for his 200th Birthday during Pride Weekend! The event includes a complete reading from the 1855 edition of Leaves…

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Have a Poet for Lunch: Brandon Brown

Have a Poet for Lunch: Brandon Brown

Poet Brandon Brown presents work in dialogue with the exhibition “Show Me as I Want to Be Seen.” Many of the poets speaking in this…

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Alan Bernheimer and Alli Warren

Alan Bernheimer and Alli Warren

Alan Bernheimer’s latest collection of poetry is From Nature (Cuneiform Press, 2019). Recent work has appeared at Across the Margin and at SFMOMA’s Open Space…

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Poets Michael Brownstein an Julien Poirier

Poets Michael Brownstein an Julien Poirier

Poet and novelist Michael Brownstein’s new book, Let’s Burn the Flags of All Nations, includes provocative poems such as “After Patriarchy Collapses and Capitalism Crumbles,”…

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Clearly Meant presents Jair, the Literary Masturbator

Clearly Meant presents Jair, the Literary Masturbator

Jair “TLM” reads his poems, followed by an interview and discussion. Jair “The Literary Masturbator” is a poet, spoken word artist, arts curator, and activist. His books…

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Epic Poetry Reading, Frederick Glaysher, at Sacred Grounds

Epic Poetry Reading, Frederick Glaysher, at Sacred Grounds

In 1977, Frederick Glaysher took a theatre course in the Interpretative Reading of Poetry, learning that the Greek rhapsodes would travel throughout ancient Greece reciting…

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