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“[P]art of writing is cementing some sort of memory.”
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Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Aditi Machado, Aggie Falk-Hirschman, Alejandro Murgia, Ashton Applewhite, Bahaar Ahsan, Bay Area, brontez purnell, Dean Rader, Devorah Major, Esmé Weijun Wang, Ginny Lim, Helen Oyeyemi, Jack Hirschman, Jacob Tobia, Janice Mirikatani, Keenan Norris, Kim Shuck, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Leena Joshi, Linda Noel, Lydia Kiesling, Mark Doten, Matthew O. Jackson, Mesha Maren, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Paul Beatty, Richard Chiem, Salvatore Scibona, San Francisco, Sarah Rose Etter, Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, Sophia Shalmiyev, Stephen D. Gutierrez, Susan Hayden, Tim Fitts, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Tracy Winn, William Armaline
I am not certain where I was when I first heard about the marketplace of ideas. ...more
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This lesson feels especially relevant to our moment: that it’s possible to be both a frustrated activist and also a present and joyful human being. ...more
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Yesterday, walking home along the wet pavement twinkling under the sunshine, I spied a flock of no fewer than twenty-four wild turkeys parading down the street, mostly chicks. I don’t see them today, as the rain has returned, and all is gray. I live on a hill where I can look out the window to […]
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Clarence Major discusses his new collection
Chicago Heat and Other Stories, the artist’s role in politics, Donald Trump and race relations, and Paris in the good old days. ...more
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I’m spending National Poetry Month at the Millay Colony, former home of Edna St. Vincent Millay. My colleague and friend, poet and writer Jen Fitzgerald, will be writing the Mixtape column this month—and we are all lucky for it. Enjoy Jen’s robust selections and I’ll see you in May. –Anna
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Barbara Berman offers some gift suggestions for the poetry lovers in your life. Or just for you. Treat yourself!
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The University of San Francisco has established a fellowship in honor of Lawrence Ferlinghetti “who published and supported the work of writers who were outsiders―outside traditional academia or traditional social conventions.” Awarded bi-annually, the fellowship provides full tuition funding to an applicant in poetry “whose work embodies a concern for social justice and freedom of […]
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the iconic poet and co-founder of City Lights bookstore, was just warming up to pro football again when his home team, the San Francisco 49ers, lost this year’s NFC conference championship in heartbreaking fashion to the New York Giants.
This week in San Francisco: The Rumpus Book Club meets IRL, Litquake!, art at Benders, Litquake (Ferlinghetti style), and Barely Published Authors (AKA Litquake!). Monday 9/27: Are you a member of The Rumpus Book Club yet? Want to “audit” the class before you commit to the reading assignments? Tonight at the Booksmith, the book club […]