*Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

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book coverOn Thursday, April 4, please join our discussion of Spoon River Anthology, the famous poetic portrait of small-town America by Edgar Lee Masters. When Spoon River Anthology was published in 1915 it garnered immediate national attention for its shocking transgression of societal mores. A collection of poems from the graveyard of a rural Illinois town, Spoon River Anthology poignantly captures the politics, love, betrayals, alliances, hopes, and failures of this small American town.

National Poetry Month Events at the Main Library:

Poetry in Song Concert. April 2, 6 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. Singers perform art-song arrangements of poetry from around the world.

World Literature Book Club: Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. April 4, 6 pm, Paley Room—3rd Floor.

Celebrating Maya Angelou. April 9, 6 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. SF’s Poet Laureate Kim Shuck hosts a program devoted to the iconic poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.

Poets on Film: Rita Dove & Billy Collins. April 11, 3 pm, Latino Hispanic Room.

Poem Jam. April 11, 6 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. Poetry reading with SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, the Lowell Poetry Club, and special guests.

Open Mic Poetry. April 19, 2 pm, Talking Books and Braille Center. Call 415-557-4253 to sign up.

Forum Magazine Celebrates National Poetry Month. April 24, 5:30 pm, Latino Hispanic Rm.

Tongo Eisen-Martin: The Price of the Ticket. April 25, 6 pm, Koret Auditorium. Poet Tongo Eisen-Martin and Friends.

Poet Rozalie Hirs: Work in Stuttering. April 27, 12 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. Netherlands-based poet and composer Rozalie Hirs presents on poetry and the creative process.

Evening of South Asian-American Poetry. April 30, 5:30 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. With Athena Kashyap, Tanuja Mehrotra Wakefield, and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Geeta Anand.

This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. We love reading/sharing/creating words.

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