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SF Library’s “National Poetry Month” Celebration | April 2019

April is National Poetry Month and the San Francisco Public Library has scheduled abundant programs to entice the entire community.

From readings by world-renowned poets to films about national poets laureate, from poems in your pocket to blackout poetry crafts, the Library has something for everyone in honor of National Poetry Month.

SF Public Library’s National Poetry Month Celebration
April 2019
All Branches
FREE and open to the public

The celebration kicks off on April 2 with a Poetry in Song Concert. Singers perform art-song arrangements of poetry by Victor Hugo, John Masefield, Friedrich Rückert, Albert Samain, Paul-Armand Silvestre, Théophile de Viau and others, with live piano accompaniment by Britton Day.

On April 9, San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck hosts an event celebrating Maya Angelou with local poets reading their own work, as well as Angelou’s own poems.

For fun, on April 18 neighbors can stop by the Western Addition Branch Library to pick up a poem to carry in their pocket all day. On April 15, teens will cut words from papers and magazines to create their own ransom note poems at the Bernal Heights Branch Library.

The Library’s poetry events culminate on April 30 in an Evening of South Asian-American Poetry with poets Athena Kashyap, Tanuja Mehrotra Wakefield, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Geeta Anand.

National Poetry Month highlights:

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