Lovin’ Our Library Laureates: Brian Christian

This month we caught up with 2016 Library Laureate Brian Christian to discuss all things poetry and what makes libraries so valuable in this day and age. Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human, which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a New Yorker favorite book of the year.  Christian […]

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series: SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia & Trang Cao

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 […]

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series: Carol Denney and Martin Hickel

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 […]

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series: Miguel Robles & Karen Melander Magoon

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 […]

Poets 11 Returns: Open Submissions!

Poets, get your pens— we’re pleased to announce Poets 11: 6th Edition!  Our citywide poetry contest and reading series collects poems from every San Francisco neighborhood and features poetry readings at branch libraries in each of the City’s 11 districts. Submissions open now through June 15th, 2016 Local poets are encouraged to submit up to […]

Thursdays at Readers: Judith Ayn Bernhard & Charles Curtis Blackwell

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 […]

Thursdays at Readers: Mauro Aprile Zanett & Peter Yamamoto

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 […]

Thursdays at Readers: Tamsin Smith & Greg Pond

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 […]

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series: Alejandro Murguía and Patti Trimble

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 […]

Get Used to It, a new poem by Peter Sherburn-Zimmer

Get Used to It   Re-entry will be denied to the bear and the angel because we love our harmonica.   And the tennis court. I can’t get there from here to return the ball.   Telephone calls, total recall, we’re all immortal! …’til we die.   Only the music and the spider nests in […]