The Imagination of American Poets

San Francisco Public Library

An exhibition celebrating San Francisco's literary cultural heritage presents more than 50 portraits of local and national poets spanning the past 40 years. Handwritten poems by each poet accompany portraits of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Louise Erdrich, U.S. Poet Laureates W.S. Merwin, Robert Haas and Kay Ryan and more. San Francisco Poet Laureates Jack Hirschman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Kim Shuck are also featured.

This is what SF/Arts curator Betsy Crabtree has to say about The Imagination of American Poets :

The San Francisco Main Library gets a jump on of National Poetry Month (April) with this exhibition that spotlights and celebrates our city's literary cultural heritage. Portraits of more than 50 local and national poets, accompanied by select, handwritten work drawn from Christopher Felver's "Tending the Fire: Native Voices and The Poet Exposed," are on display. The opening event on Mar. 24 features literary lights Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kim Shuck and Robert Hass. Free.

Event Info
Mar 24 → Jun 24
Sun 12-5, Mon 12-6, Tues 9-8, Wed 9-8, Thur 9-8, Fri 12-6, Sat 10-6
San Francisco Public Library, Civic Center
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Info: (415) 557-4295
Venue: 557-4400
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