San Francisco Public Library Hosts Celebrated Poet Quincy Troupe in Conversation with Award-winning Actor Danny Glover and Best-selling Author Terry McMillan


Quincy Troupe, Danny Glover and Terry MicMillan


Program will also feature special guest musicians Will Calhoun and musician J.D. Parran and artist Mildred Howard  

WHAT: Poet of the “deep song,” Quincy Troupe has a new collection of poems. DUENDE: Poems, 1966 – Now, published by Seven Stories Press, represents more than 50 years of lyrical, evocative writing. Along this journey he has also made significant contributions to the American literary landscape as a biographer (Miles Davis, Chris Gardner, Earl “the pearl” Monroe), poet & word children’s book author, editor, cultural curator and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego.  

Troupe will be joined in conversation by lifelong friends, celebrated actor Danny Glover and best-selling author Terry McMillan (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Waiting to Exhale). The event will celebrate his years of collaboration with visual artists and musicians, with featured guest cameos by musicians Will Calhoun and J.D. Parran and artist Mildred Howard to round out a literary life of lasting achievements.  

This must-see program is being presented in conjunction with the Library's More Than A Month Celebration of Black History, Culture & Heritage

Quincy Troupe is an award-winning poet who wrote the definitive biography of Miles Davis, Miles: The Autobiography, the Chris Gardner biography The Pursuit of Happyness and a memoir, miles & me, soon to be a major motion picture. Author of 20 books, he conducted the last interview with James Baldwin, which was published as James Baldwin: The Last Interview & Other Conversations. Troupe’s work has been translated into 30 languages. His most recent book of poetry is Duende, Poems 1966 – Now from Seven Stories Press (January 2022).

WHEN:  February 10, 2-3:30 p.m.  

WHERE: Virtual. Registration: 



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January 25, 2022