Join the Main Library's month-long celebration of National Poetry Month! Come hear singers perform art-song arrangements of poetry by Adelbert von Chamisso, Richard Dehmel, Adolf Heyduk, Ludwig Hölty, Victor Hugo, Friedrich Rückert, Albert Samain, Paul-Armand Silvestre, Théophile de Viau, Adolf Friedrich von Schack, and others.Featured composers: Johannes Brahms, Gaetano Donizetti, Gabriel Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, Charles Ives, Giocomo Puccini, Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, and Richard Strauss. With live piano accompaniment by Britton Day.
National Poetry Month Events at the Main Library:
Poetry in Song Concert. April 2, 6 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. Singers perform art-song arrangements of poetry from around the world.
World Literature Book Club: Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. April 4, 6 pm, Paley Room—3rd Floor.
Celebrating Maya Angelou. April 9, 6 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. SF’s Poet Laureate Kim Shuck hosts a program devoted to the iconic poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.
Poets on Film: Rita Dove & Billy Collins. April 11, 3 pm, Latino Hispanic Room.
Poem Jam. April 11, 6 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. Poetry reading with SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, the Lowell Poetry Club, and special guests.
Open Mic Poetry. April 19, 2 pm, Talking Books and Braille Center. Call 415-557-4253 to sign up.
Forum Magazine Celebrates National Poetry Month. April 24, 5:30 pm, Latino Hispanic Rm.
Tongo Eisen-Martin: The Price of the Ticket. April 25, 6 pm, Koret Auditorium. Poet Tongo Eisen-Martin and Friends.
Poet Rozalie Hirs: Work in Stuttering. April 27, 12 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. Netherlands-based poet and composer Rozalie Hirs presents on poetry and the creative process.
Evening of South Asian-American Poetry. April 30, 5:30 pm, Latino Hispanic Room. With Athena Kashyap, Tanuja Mehrotra Wakefield, and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Geeta Anand.