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
Today, Thursday September 20th, we are excited to have Jennifer Barone & Micah Ballard read!
Jennifer Barone is the host of the “WordParty” Poetry and Jazz Open Mic every Third Tuesday of the month at Viracocha. She is the author of three books of poetry, the most recent titled “Saporoso, poems of Italian food & love”. She has been a featured poet at most of San Francisco’s local venues and was a selected poet for the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco in the 2007 and 2012 “Poets Eleven” city-wide contest, organized by Jack Hirschman, SF Poet Laureate and the SF Public Library.
Micah Ballard is the author of over a dozen books and pamplets of poetry, including Vesper Chimes (Gas Meter, 2014), Waifs and Strays (City Lights Books, 2011) Parish Krewes (Bootstrap Press, 2009), Evangeline Downs (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006) and Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners (Auguste Press, 2001). He works at the University of San Francisco and with Sunnylyn Thibodeaux is the co-editor for Auguste Press and Lew Gallery editions.