Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in our Readers Bookstore Fort Mason for our weekly FREE poetry series! Browse books 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
Tonight we are excited to have SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia & Trang Cao read!
Join us for this special reading, as this may be the last reading of the current Poet Laureate, Alejandro Murguia at the Readers Bookstore before he becomes the Emeritus P.L., as the process of electing the next one is well underway.
Alejandro Murguía is the author of This War Called Love, City Lights Books (winner of the American Book Award,) and The Medicine of Memory: A Mexica Clan in California, University of Texas Press. Last year City Lights Books released his new book Stray Poems. In May 2014 the SF Weekly named him Best Local Author. He is the author of the short story “The Other Barrio” which was filmed in the Mission District. Currently he is a professor in Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University. He is the Sixth San Francisco Poet Laureate and the first Latino to hold the post.