"Lift every voice" music concourse, golden gate park

Commemoration: San Francisco Poet Laureate Tribute

The Alterverse Festival of Poetry and Light
Friday, 12/3/2021
6:00 - 7:30
Music Concourse

Music Concourse Drive, near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
United States


A memorial tribute to San Francisco's Poets Laureate by its Poets Laureate.

San Francisco's third Poet Laureate devorah major honors the late Janice Mirikitani. San Francisco's sixth Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia honors the late Lawrence Ferlinghetti. San Francisco's seventh Poet Laureate Kim Shuck honors the late Diane di Prima. San Francisco's current Poet Laureate, Tongo Eisen-Martin honors the late Jack Hirschman. The event is emceed by Josiah Luis Alderete of Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery.

Preceding the event is a live musical performance by The Free Press, beginning at 4 p.m.



This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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