*Kenneth Patchen's The Journal of Albion Moonlight

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book coverOn Thursday April 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. celebrate National Poetry Month by joining our discussion of poet Kenneth Patchen's phantasmagoric, wildly inventive anti-war novel The Journal of Albion Moonlight. As characters wander across a visionary, war-ravaged landscape, their thoughts are punctuated by typographic blasts and accompanied by additional dream-like tales unfolding at the margins.

National Poetry Month Events at the Main Library:

Film: Ferlinghetti - A Rebirth of Wonder. March 27, 6:00 pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium.

Tending the Fire: Native Voices & Portraits. Christopher Felver and friends present his new book, Tending the Fire, a celebration of contemporary Native American poets and writers. April 1, 2018, 2:00 pm, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room.

Lao-Tzu, Poetry, and Guqin: Lao-Tzu's Tao-Te Ching and Infusions by Poets Clara Hsu & Greg Pond with Guqin master David Wong. April 3, 2018, 6:00 pm, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room.

World Literature Book Club: Kenneth Patchen’s The Journal of Albion Moonlight. April 5, 2018, 6:00 pm, Main Library, Paley Room—Floor 3.

Documentary – Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask. April 10, 2018, 5:30 pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium.

Poetry in Song. Singers present musical settings of poetry from around the world. April 12, 2018, 6:00 pm, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room.

Show Us Your Spines: RADAR Residents Reading. For 14 years, the RADAR Reading Series has featured the best in emerging and underground queer writers. April 12, 2018, 6:00 pm, Main Library, LGBTQIA Center.

Cruzando Fronteras: Crossing Borders. Poetry reading in Spanish and English. April 15, 1 pm, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Rm.

A Carnival of Poems: The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal Celebrates National Poetry Month. Come celebrate National Poetry Month with San Francisco’s own Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, April 19, 6:00 pm, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room.

Open Mic Poetry for the People. April 27, 2 pm, Main Library, Library for the Blind.

Ginsberg & Ferlinghetti, James Weldon Johnson, and Lawson Fusao Inada on 16 mm Film. April 28, 2018, 11:00 am, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room.

Philippine American Writers and Artists. Reading. April 29, 1 pm, Main Library, Learning Studio.

Second Inning: More Baseball Poetry from San Francisco Poets. April 30, 2018, 4:00 pm, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room.

Related Exhibition:

Christopher Felver: The Imagination of American Poets, Main Library, Jewett Gallery, March 24 - June 24, 2018.

Learn more about History and Genealogy through the wealth of resources available at the Library.

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

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