The grandeur and heroics are always enticing. They leap from one building to the next, some more gracefully than others. But the appeal of them is for helping the common citizen, the watchful protector.
Comics have a special place in American culture. Starting out as
Powerful texts that were forbidden to be taught and read in different educational institutions, including correctional facilities, were revisited by students and professors alike during Banned Book Week.
The Richard Oakes Multicultural Center put on the Banned Book Week event that took place in the lobby
Andrew Joron, a creative writing professor here at SF State, blends his science-fiction background with creative writing exploration to create powerfully compacted, beautifully melodic sonnets of poetry in his new book, “The Absolute Letter.”
Joron has been teaching at SF State since 2014, working primarily with
Ten poets wielded their words as weapons in the fight for a spot in the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational Tuesday at 7 p.m. in The Poetry Center.
Spoken Poetry Expressed By All Kinds, or SPEAK, holds the annual event in search of the five best
The Poetry Center on the fifth floor on the Humanities Building transforms Monday nights from a quiet sanctuary of thoughts into an animated community of friends and aspiring writers called “The Velvet Revolution Reading Series.”
Since 2004, poets and writers, students and professors, have met on
Looking out into a sea of eyes staring back at him, Javon Johnson reeled in the audience's attention with wit and laughter. After a few jokes that eased the crowd with humor, he dove into serious words of insight with a loud clear voice that captivated the entire auditorium.
Turning 50 years old this year is the iconic jam band The Grateful Dead, who once occupied the streets of Haight-Ashbury, acclaimed the musical influence to the Acid Tests and was a leading contributor to the Summer of Love.
Released just in time for the band's birthday is the book
[caption id="attachment_62133" align="aligncenter" width="1024"][media-credit name="Amanda Peterson / Xpress" align="aligncenter" width="1024"][/media-credit] Lauren Levin reads a poem of her own titled "Leak" inspired by Anne Boyer's writing at a Poetry reading in honor of Boyer at Ruth's Table in the Mission District, Saturday, Dec. 6. [/caption]
Famed Chinese translator and former SF State Professor Howard Goldblatt returned to the University in a presentation of works by Taiwanese literary figure.
The reading session last Saturday was organized by SF State’s Chinese program and presented by Chris Wen-Chao Li and Frederik H. Green, who
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="600"] Author Don Waters signs a copy of his book for creative writing major Jessica Gonzalez, senior, after a lecture in the Humanities Auditorium Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.[/caption]
Vivid depictions of the sprawling emptiness of the Southwest, drug smuggling and the
Soft-spoken and tranquil are two words synonymous with Stephen Ratcliffe’s personality and poetry, the latter of which was honored with a special award on campus.
Ratcliffe received the Poetry Center’s Book Award for his “Selected Days” poetry collection Thursday and read from the works that garnered