08 Mar 2019

Poetry to preserve Black voices

The Poetry Center at SF State held its first annual Black Studies Series this past February, in honor of Black History Month. The poetry shared at the Black Studies Series

31 Oct 2018

Poetry Center to host a teaching seminar on how to tackle social justice issues

Tomorrow night at 7 p.m., the SF State Poetry Center is hosting a POOR Magazine event featuring local “poverty scholars” educating the public on how to tackle poverty and other

28 Sep 2018

Poetry Center kicks off semester long series

The SF State poetry center is opening its new reading series “Tripwire Cross-Cultural” with a two-night long presentation on September 27 and 28. Writers, poets and literary translators, Jen Hofer and

19 Sep 2018

Poetry Center hosts award-winning queer writers

On Thursday, Sept. 13, the critically acclaimed SF State Poetry Center hosted Whiting Award 2018 recipients, Brontez Purnell, and Tommy Pico, both prolific writers within contemporary LGBTQ+ spoken word and

22 Feb 2017

Poetry Center continues 63 years of live reading tradition

Continuing a 63-year weekly tradition, a group of 25 gathered at the Poetry Center in the Humanities building Thursday evening, to hear poets Wendy Trevino and Oki Sogumi share their

10 Sep 2015

Velvet Revolution gives voice to SF State poets

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

30 Aug 2014

Award-winning Cuban poet and translator shares memories of Communist state, welcomed by Poetry Center

In a time when strict social reforms led many members of her home country to flee to the United States, Nancy Morejón was a child, playing in the streets of

18 Mar 2014

‘Troubling Borders’ anthology shares stories of Asian American women through art, literature

Stillness in the air cast a gloomy scene, as Christilily Chiv shared heartbreaking and painful words of her family’s life before coming to America. A small gathering of students sat patiently, listening

25 Feb 2014

Poetry Center’s 60th anniversary features feminist poet and activist Judy Grahn

[set_id=72157641315687725] Even at the age of 73, lesbian and feminist poet, activist and scholar Judy Grahn shows no signs of slowing down. Grahn is the latest poet featured in The

18 Sep 2013

Poets stop at SF State to reflect on new works

Book tours carry different meanings for Sara Mumolo and Kate Greenstreet. In one case it’s about learning to balance newfound motherhood and life on the road, for the other it’s