National Poetry Month

Phillis Levin, Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence, Hofstra University; Author, Mr. Memory & Other Poems Paul Gupta, Cybersecurity and IP Litigation Attorney; Author, Holding Lady Liberty’s Hand, HeadCount's Voter Registration Poem
Monday Night Philosophy celebrates National Poetry Month (in partial atonement for a few harsh words about poetry in Plato's Republic) by welcoming national award-winning poet Phillis Levin to San Francisco. Since its inauguration in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with poets, publishers, booksellers, libraries and schools celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. Join Levin for a deep dive into the pleasures of poetry as she reads from her own work. We will hear from local poet Paul Gupta as well, and then from all of you. Instead of the usual Q&A, audience members can either ask the poets a question or read one of their own poems. Given our time constraints, if you are an epic poet, remember that brevity is the soul of wit.
Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium, San Francisco Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing MLF: Humanities Program organizer: George Hammond
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Friday 31 December, 06:00 PM

till Friday 31 December 07:15 PM


The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco US

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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. We bring more than 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to 22,000 members. The Club has offices in San Francisco and San Jose, with regular events in both cities, as well as programs in Marin and in Lafayette in the East Bay. For members outside the Bay Area, the Club's weekly radio broadcast—the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1924—is carried acr...

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