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16 APRIL 2021 — friday

  • Small Press Traffic presents the High Dawn Reading Series, this month featuring readings from poets Lindsay Choi and Saretta Morgan, introduced by poet and essayist Tonya Foster, with musical performance by Kaori Suzuki, free, online, 6:00-7:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.smallpresstraffic.org/upcomingevents/lindsay-choi-saretta-morgan)
  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents a masterclass on "How to Start your Own Literary Press," featuring a panel with Noemi Press publisher Carmen Giménez Smith, Noemi Press Senior Poetry Editor J. Michael Martinez, and Noemi Press Managing Editor Sarah Gzmeski, moderated by Anne Cheilek, Reed Magazine's lead poetry editor, free, online, 3:00-4:30 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)
  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents a reading featuring campus leaders of SJSU: President Mary Papazian, Provost Vincent J. Del Casino, Academic Senate Chair Ravisha Mathur, Dean of the College of Humanities and the Arts Shannon Miller, and English and Comparative Literature Department Chair Noelle Brada-Williams, reading poems by Edwin Markham, Dr. Henry Meade Bland (first Poet Laureate of California), and Al Young (Poet Laureate of California 2005-2007), free, online, 5:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)
  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents a reading featuring SJSU faculty and alumni, including J. Michael Martinez (Museum of the Americas, Noemi Press publisher Carmen Giménez Smith, Michael Tod Edgerton (Vitreous Hide), Alan Soldofsky (In the Buddha Factory), Lara Gularte (Kissing the Bee), Darrell Dela Cruz, Julia Dunn, Vuong Vu, and others, free, online, 5:45 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)

17 APRIL 2021 — saturday

  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents the Poets and Writers Coalition Reading, featuring readings from undergraduate and graduate student poets, with special guest Rachelle Escamilla (Me Drawing a Picture of Me[n]), founder of the Poets and Writers Coalition and host of Out of Our Minds, the longest-running poetry radio show in the U.S., free, online, 3:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)
  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents a reading by the Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective, featuring poets Karen Bankhead, Tureeda Mikell, Daniel Summerhill, Vernon Keeve III, MK Chavez, Keenan Norris, Ume Ali, Ben Soriano, Mario John Chris, Julinda LeDee, and Felipe De La Rosa, free, online, 4:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)

18 APRIL 2021 — sunday

  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents a reading from Poetry Center San Jose, featuring Santa Clara Poet Laureate emeritus (2018-2019) Mighty Mike McGee (In Search of Midnight), Tshaka Campbell (Tunnel Vision), former Poet Laureate of Santa Clara (2016-2017) Arlene Biala (One Inch Punch), poet and novelist Linda Lappin, poet Bill Cozzini, editor Kimy Martinez, poet Lesa Medley, artist and poet Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo, poet and first Poet Laureate of Santa Clara Nils Peterson, poet SevanKelee Boult, poet Scorpiana Xlent, poet Brandon Luu, poet Amy Meier, and more, free, online, 3:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)
  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents the San Jose Story Maps Project, a reading featuring former Santa Clara County Poet Laureates Sally Ashton (The Behaviour of Clocks), Nils Peterson (A Walk to the Center of Things), and Mighty Mike McGee (In Search of Midnight), with Gary Singh, Metro Newspaper columnist and author of Silicon Alleys: Selected Metro Silicon Valley Columns, 2005-2020, and poets Jenny Clendenen, Lara Gularte, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Dan Pulcrano, John Allen Cassady, and more, free, online, 4:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)

19 APRIL 2021 — monday

  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents a reading and conversation with poet and current Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets Ellen Bass (Indigo) and Toi Derricotte (I: New and Selected Poems), poet and former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets (2012-2017), free, online, 5:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)

20 APRIL 2021 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Julianna McCarthy, open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PDT (Zoom link here: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents a tribute to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, with a screening of the documentary film Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder, and a panel discussion featuring photographer and filmmaker Christopher Felver, Ferlinghetti biographer and poet Neeli Cherkovski, artist Patrick Surgalski, and Garret Caples, poet and editor for City Lights Books, with Joyce Jenkins, poet and editor-director of Poetry Flash, free, online, 5:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)

21 APRIL 2021 — wednesday

  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents "Spoken Word and Video Poem Workshop," led by Santa Clara Poet Laureate emeritus Mighty Mike McGee (In Search of Midnight) and poet Tshaka Campbell (Tunnel Vision), hosted by the San Jose Poetry Center, limited to fifteen participants, $15 for students and PCSJ members, $25 nonmembers, online, 5:00-7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)

22 APRIL 2021 — thursday

  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents the Reed Magazine Sponsored Reading, featuring poet and labor activist Rodrigo Toscano (In Range) and poet Danusha Laméris (Bonfire Opera: Poems), with current and former student contributors and editors of Reed Magazine, including Ume Ali, Vinnie D. Lopez, and Megan R. F. Alfaro, free, online, 5:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)

23 APRIL 2021 — friday

  • San Jose State University Legacy of Poetry Festival presents a premiere of the poetry performance videos entered for the performance video contest co-sponsored by the Poets and Writers Coalition and Poetry Center San Jose, entries accepted until May 3, winners will be announced on May 14, free, online, 5:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.sjsu.edu/legacyofpoetry/LoP2021/index.php)

24 APRIL 2021 — saturday

25 APRIL 2021 — sunday

  • Poetry Flash presents a virtual poetry reading by Kristin George Bagdanov, Diurne, and Terese Svoboda, Theatrix: Poetry Plays, online via Zoom, free, 3:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)
  • VCP SoCal Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Gail Wronsky, Ramón Garcia, and Dig Wayne, part of their reading series held on the last Sunday of every month, free, online via Zoom, 3:00-4:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.vcpsocal.org/schedule.html)

26 APRIL 2021 — monday

27 APRIL 2021 — tuesday

28 APRIL 2021 — wednesday

29 APRIL 2021 — thursday

  • Poetry Flash presents a virtual poetry reading by Katie Peterson, Life in a Field, and Phyllis Stowell, Transformations: Nearing the End of Life: Dreams and Visions, online via Zoom, free, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)

30 APRIL 2021 — friday


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