“Fingerprints On A Hunger Strike” Poetry Book Launch | SF
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The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street, San Francisco CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
San Francisco Arts Commission award-winning poet Tony Robles focuses on the Frisco Five’s hunger strike held in April and May 2016 in front of the Valencia Street cop shop, protesting police killings.
Robles also speaks of incarceration with a unique eye within the lens that is Frisco. The continuing displacement and neglect of elderly and low-income residents in the face of property development build another topic of concern, emerging from the poet’s great love of San Francisco and all its inhabitants. Kim Shuck, the current Poet Laureate of the City, maintains that “Robles does the work on the streets and on the pages” while he “speaks of the city as a relative with a life-threatening illness: with love and anger.” Tony’s first book is Cool Don’t Live Here Anymore.