Christopher Felver

The Imagination of American Poets
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This exhibition celebrates our cultural heritage by presenting over 50 portraits of local and national poets over the past 40 years. Alongside each portrait is a handwritten poem by each poet.  Portraits include Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Louise Erdrich, U.S. Poet Laureates W.S. Merwin, Robert Haas, and Kay Ryan. San Francisco Poet Laureates Jack Hirschman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Kim Shuck are also featured. People will be introduced to new poets and have a better understanding of familiar writers.

Opening Event: Meet Christopher Felver and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck. March 25, 1:00 pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium.

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

Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits. Photographer 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.

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.

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.

Ginsberg & Ferlighetti on 16 mm Film. April 28, 2018, 11:00 am, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room.

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

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