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3rd Saturday Poetry in Chinatown
3rd Saturday Poetry in Chinatown

Sat, May 20


Clarion Performing Arts Center

3rd Saturday Poetry in Chinatown

Poetry Reading with two features and an open mic.

Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Clarion Performing Arts Center, 2 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

About the Event

Open mic before and after the featured poets. Sign up at 1 pm.

Dave Holt moved from Toronto to California, studied at S.F. State University’s Creative Writing program (B.A. ‘93, M.A. ‘95), published poetry in several journals: Raven Chronicles, Pedestal Magazine, Santa Clara Review. He’s English/ Irish/ Anishinaabe/Ojibwe. His book, Voyages to Ancestral Islands won a Cultural Literary Award from Artists Embassy International. His work is in several anthologies, most notably, Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California; Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California; Marin Poetry Center Anthology (2016, 2019); Descansos, Words from the Wayside, where he received a Pushcart Prize nomination, and River of Stars: Poets of the Vineyard (2022).

Gail Mitchell is a poet living in San Francisco.

"In the beginning was the word and I've drawn on it, to map the internal terrain and make sense of the external world, to investigate life and death, traversing a language that leaves me spellbound.

Words are my foundation and making a poem is part resistance, part fury. Emmett Till sits under my breast- bone. History shatters my heart and poverty is a scathing rebuke, so I write. It’s the only way I can make sense of humanity being inhumane.

I received both my BA and my MFA from San Francisco State University in Creative Writing"

"Bone Songs" was published by Taurean Horn Press in 1999

$6 all-day parking at St. Mary’s Square Garage

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