The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University

THE POETRY CENTER hosts readings, talks, and performances thru Fall and Spring seasons, on the SFSU campus & at public venues. For our events calendar http://www.poetry.sfsu.edu

Currently in the process of digitization, our American Poetry Archives hold original audio & video documents of 4,000+ hours of new and historic programs.

POETRY CENTER DIGITAL ARCHIVE debuted online April 2011 with "Fifty from the Fifties," original Poetry Center recordings 1954–1959. Later recordings follow, with streaming video added in 2015: https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/poetrycenter

Poetry Center website:
http://poetry.sfsu.edu

Streaming video for new readings, Poetry Center Digital Archive:
https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/poetrycenter/10930

Poetry Center highlights on video:
https://vimeo.com/channels/poetrycenter

1960s streaming audio, Poetry Center Digital Archive:
https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/poetrycenter/10044

Poetry Center Archive News:
https://poetrycenterarchivenews.wordpress.com

Poetry Center page:
https://www.facebook.com/thepoetrycentersfsu

VelRo —CW grad student readings + open mike, 5pm each Monday:
https://www.facebook.com/VelRoReadings

SPEAK — Spoken word series, 7pm first Tuesday, 3rd Thursday:
https://www.facebook.com/speakatsfsu

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“THEY RUNG MY BELL TO ASK ME / COULD I RECOMMEND A MAID. / I SAID, YES, YOUR MAMA.” Langston Hughes, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz, 1961

Lewis Jordan Trio, for Langston Hughes on his birthday Thursday FEB 1 @ThePoetryCenter 7pm, HUM 512, SFSU

http://poetry.sfsu.edu/events/29067-lewis-jordan-trio-langston-hughes-his-birthday

Jennifer Marie Bartlett!

Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

nytimes.com

farewell, UKG. thank you for the tribute, Taylor Brady: "Sad news to share today -- one of the few writers whom I've read avidly as a child, adolescent and adult, and to the extent that my disorderly writer's mind has a shape, one of its shapers. One of my first points of introduction, and lasting source, for experiencing (not just "learning about") possibilities of feminism, anti-colonialism, ecological perspectives, and anarchism. A great teller of tales, and a great teacher in the requisite cold eye one sometimes needs to cast on the power of tales."

nytimes.com Ms. Le Guin brought literary elegance and a feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy tales, drawing millions of readers around the world.

Poets & Writers clip of the week
https://www.pw.org/theater?tag=Fred%20Moten

Seven coming events for February & March 2018
http://poetry.sfsu.edu/#block-views-events-lca-block

[01/19/18]   Hello! The function of this "group" page is to update Bay Area folks regarding Poetry Center events + video-recordings. We'll post only as related to Poetry Center programs. Thank you! Please do INVITE FRIENDS (the admin is hamstrung), and join or leave the group as you desire.

Happy New Year and THANK YOU! from The Poetry Center

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Grateful for your support! And hey, we all need a New Year!

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Happy New Year and THANK YOU! from The Poetry Center

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Grateful for your support! And hey, we all need a New Year!

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Last appeal of 2017... help support The Poetry Center

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Last appeal of 2017... help support The Poetry Center! PLEASE READ ON...

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Last appeal of 2017... help support The Poetry Center

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Last appeal of 2017... help support The Poetry Center! PLEASE READ ON...

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Support The Poetry Center for this coming year?

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This year in particular we need your help to continue. PLEASE READ ON....

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Last appeal of 2017... help support The Poetry Center

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Last appeal of 2017... help support The Poetry Center! PLEASE READ ON...

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[12/29/17]   Local Bay Area folks! please join the "group" Poetry Center Bay Area Audience for notice re coming events + Poetry Center video recordings. Do INVITE FRIENDS to join (the admin is hamstrung). Thank you!

Support The Poetry Center for this coming year?

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Support The Poetry Center for this coming year? PLEASE READ ON....

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Support The Poetry Center for this coming year?

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Support The Poetry Center for this coming year? PLEASE READ ON....

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Alastair

nice! 1977, with Poltroon Press tapping heavily into the Bolinas-Stinson Beach-Berkeley-NYC Connection: Alastair Johnston, Leslie Scalapino, Richard Duerden, Michael Wolfe, Joanne Kyger, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Larry Fagin, Jim Carroll. thanks to Alastair Johnston at Poltroon.

it's finally here. After 40 years I was able to hear this reading again, thanks to Mark Head and his tech-wizardry. A Poltroon Press reading at Cody's in 1977 with Alastair Johnston, Leslie Scalapino, Richard Duerden, Michael Wolfe, Joanne Kyger, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Larry Fagin & Jim Carroll

We're wondering if we missed you

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This year in particular we are going to need your help to continue. PLEASE READ ON....

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We're wondering if we missed you

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This year in particular we are going to need your help to continue. PLEASE READ ON....

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We're wondering if we missed you

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This year in particular we are going to need your help to continue. PLEASE READ ON....

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61 YEARS AGO TODAY, December 12 1956, Philip Whalen gave his first reading for the Poetry Center — on a double bill with Lawrence Ferlinghetti. PW's very first public reading had been 14 months before, at the subsequently legendary Six Gallery reading w/ celebrated friends assembled.

We've saved the tape. You can listen here:
Philip Whalen: December 12, 1956 - Poetry Center Digital Archive https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/poetrycenter/bundles/191220
Tags: antonin artaud, beat movement, guy wernham, kenneth rexroth, lawrence ferlinghetti, michael mcclure, philip whalen, san francisco renaissance, sir john woodroffe, tantrism, the new american poetry

drawing of PW from Alastair Johnston's "A Memoir of Philip Whalen": http://www.poltroonpress.com/whalen3.html

"We're looking now at a new and different prospect...."

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"We're looking now at a new and different prospect...." end-of-year letter from the director

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"We're looking now at a new and different prospect...."

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"We're looking now at a new and different prospect...." end-of-year letter from the director

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"We're looking now at a new and different prospect...."

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"We're looking now at a new and different prospect...." end-of-year letter from the director

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"We're looking now at a new and different prospect...."

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"We're looking now at a new and different prospect...." end-of-year letter from the director

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"We're looking now at a new and different prospect...." end-of-year letter from the director

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Saturday DEC 2 The George Oppen Memorial Lecture: David Hobbs 7pm @ Unitarian Center

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Tonight! Sat DEC 2 The George Oppen Memorial Lecture: David Hobbs 7pm @ Unitarian Center

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CANCELLED! Thursday NOV 30 Steven Seidenberg and Jared Stanley

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CANCELLED! Thursday NOV 30 Steven Seidenberg and Jared Stanley

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Saturday DEC 2 The George Oppen Memorial Lecture: David Hobbs 7pm @ Unitarian Center

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Saturday DEC 2 The George Oppen Memorial Lecture: David Hobbs 7pm @ Unitarian Center

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"We're looking now at a new and different prospect...."

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"We're looking now at a new and different prospect...." end-of-year letter from the director

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Thursday NOV 30 Steven Seidenberg and Jared Stanley 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Thursday NOV 30 Steven Seidenberg and Jared Stanley 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Between the News and a Prayer

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David Hobbs, who wrote this piece on poet Danez Smith, will be giving the George Oppen Memorial Lecture for The Poetry Center on Saturday December 2

thenation.com Danez Smith’s poetry bends language to hope for the possibility of a better world.

Tuesday NOV 14 Jerome Rothenberg *5pm* @ The Poetry Center

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Tomorrow! Tuesday NOV 14 Jerome Rothenberg *5pm* @ The Poetry Center

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Sunday NOV 12 David Meltzer Memorial Tribute 3-5pm @ SF State

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TODAY! Sunday NOV 12 David Meltzer Memorial Tribute 3-5pm @ SF State

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Sunday NOV 12 David Meltzer Memorial Tribute 3-5pm @ SF State

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Sunday NOV 12 David Meltzer Memorial Tribute 3-5pm @ SF State

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Tuesday NOV 14 Jerome Rothenberg *5pm* @ The Poetry Center

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Tuesday NOV 14 Jerome Rothenberg *5pm* @ The Poetry Center

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Tonight! Thursday NOV 9 alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo in performance 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Tonight! Thursday NOV 9 alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo in performance 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Thursday NOV 9 alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo in performance 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Thursday NOV 9 alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo in performance 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Tuesday NOV 14 Jerome Rothenberg *5pm* @ The Poetry Center

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Tuesday NOV 14 Jerome Rothenberg *5pm* @ The Poetry Center

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Sunday NOV 12 David Meltzer Memorial Tribute 3-5pm @ SF State

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Sunday NOV 12 David Meltzer Memorial Tribute 3-5pm @ SF State

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Thursday NOV 9 alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo in performance 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Thursday NOV 9 alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo in performance 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Thursday NOV 2 Trace Peterson and Max Wolf Valerio 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Tonight! Thursday NOV 2 Trace Peterson and Max Wolf Valerio 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Thursday NOV 9 alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo in performance 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Thursday NOV 9 alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo in performance 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Thursday NOV 2 Trace Peterson and Max Wolf Valerio 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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Thursday NOV 2 Trace Peterson and Max Wolf Valerio 7pm @ The Poetry Center

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