On Sunday, January 18th, thirty-three poets from each corner and hilltop of the city will take center stage at the grand finale of the Fifth Poets 11. Selected and hosted by San Francisco’s 4th Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman, three poets from each of the city’s 11 districts will read one selected piece of work at the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium beginning at 1 p.m.
The never-before-published poets, hand-picked over the last three months from a submission pool of over 200 local writers, will have their work featured for the first time in the 2014 Poets 11 Anthology, a collection of heartfelt, intelligent and passionate work. The Anthology will be on sale at the event and will remain available for purchase on the Friends’ website. Sale proceeds benefit programs at the neighborhood branch libraries throughout the city.
“There’s no higher sense of community participation than reading to create a unified field from a vast range of different poems,” said Hirschman, who promises all-inclusive and inspired performances.
The event is free, full of “revolutionary spirit,” and should not be missed!