Sunday, June 29, 2008

San Francisco Poet Laureate JACK HIRSCHMAN author event

Now this is upsetting - Jack is reading the same day as the NRPS show at the GAMH. I hope he does some other things around that time!

San Francisco Poet Laureate JACK HIRSCHMAN author event
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
7:30 PM

The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, California 94117
Category: Other
Description: JACK HIRSCHMAN talk & booksigning for "All That's Left "
Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm

The most recent volume in the San Francisco Poet Laureate Series, "All That's Left," is a powerful collection of poems by street poet turned city laureate Jack Hirschman. The volume opens with the poet's autobiographical inaugural address, which traces his career as a poet, editor, translator, and agitator for political and social causes. Along with more personal poems, "All That's Left" includes a homage to fallen comrades like Bob Kaufman and Jack Kerouac.

Jack Hirschman is a poet and social activist who has written more than 50 volumes of poetry. Dismissed from teaching at UCLA for anti-war activities in 1966, he moved to San Francisco in 1973, and at present is the city's poet laureate. Hirschman translates nine languages and edited the seminal "Artuad Anthology."

This Booksmith sponsored event will take place at The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco). For further information, call 415-863-8688 or visit If you can't attend this event and would like to order a signed copy of the author's new book, please email or phone our store.


Maggie May said...

it's fun to find a post about poetry floating around here!

and i like your blog in general. that dylan youtube is cool :)

Mizshely said...

Thank you! I love poetry - especially Jack Hirschman and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. As for the youtube video of Dylan, I posted that because David Nelson mentioned it (I am the girl who asked the embarrassing question about the movie magazine but it is actually in another video clip from that conference).