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Forum Magazine Spring 2017 Launch Party!

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Forum Spring 2017 Launch Party

Adobe Books
3130 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110
May 24, 2017 from 6 PM – 8 PM
Free and open to the public!
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The CCSF Forum Magazine invites you to the Spring 2017 launch party. The night will have readings by contributors, local poets, and an open mic. Copies of our new spring issue will be available for purchase!

Forum Magazine is a student-produced publication of the City College of San Francisco which publishes quality non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and visual arts from across the Bay Area and beyond.

Happy UN World Poetry Day!

decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.

One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.

The observance of World Poetry Day is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity.

The selection of poetry below is not even a scratch at the surface of poetry all over the world.  Take a moment to think about how you feel, talk and write about poetry. Poetry can be heartwarming, sublime, hilarious and political all at once.

What do you like about it? What don’t you like? What inspires you?

Continue reading Happy UN World Poetry Day!

CCSF’s Creative Writing Program Presents: Q.R. Hand

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Poetry Reading by Q.R. Hand

Rosenberg Library Room R305
February 21, 2017 12:40-2:00
Free and open to the public!

Q.R. Hand, Jr. Originally published in the 1968 classic, Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro American Writing, he is the author of three poetry books, i speak to the poet in manhow sweet it is and whose really blues, new & selected poems . He has recently been anthologized in The Outlaw Bible in American Poetry, An Eye For An Eye Makes the Whole World Blind, Poets on 9/11, and New American Underground Poetry.

This reading is being sponsored by the Concert and Lecture series as part of the African American History Month celebration.