2015 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival feat. San Francisco Poets

2015 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival feat. San Francisco Poets

 

2015 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival

feat. poets from San Francisco

Sunday, April 19, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

SFJAZZ Poet Laureate Ishmael Reed

2015 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival: San Francisco

During 2014 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival poets were able to “step out of the melting pot” as T.S. Casey put it, and embrace their ethnic histories. Italian, Spanish as well as American were spoken onstage. Some of the poems were poignant, but others were humorous. Italian American poet Giovanna Capone presented a poem about a Godzilla-like salami attacking the city of New York.

The theme of the 2015 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival is "The Cities Speak Of Poetry." Four nights of poetry from San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley.

The city of San Francisco was ground zero for many legendary poets who put the Beat Generation in the public consciousness, and remains a mecca for spoken word artists. Sunday’s event presents an engaging group of the finest poets from our hometown.

Artist Personnel

Sharon Doubiago poet
Z.Z.Packer poet
Alejandro Murguia
    Current SF Poet Laureate
Devorah Major
    former SF poet laureate
Alan Kaufman poet