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Tribute to Jack Hirschman: Neeli Cherkovski, Agneta Falk, Tongo Eisen-Martin, more

10 NOVEMBER 2021 — wednesday

The Brooklyn Rail celebrates the life and legacy of poet Jack Hirschman (1933-2021), with readings from poets Agneta Falk, Heart Muscle, Andrei Codrescu, Pierre Joris, Fox-trails, -tales & -trots, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, devorah major, braccia a aperte/with open arms, Gail Mitchell, Alejandro Murguía, Native Tongue, Luis Rodriguez, photographer Steven C. Wilson, Executive Director and Publisher at City Lights Books Elaine Katzenberger, and Celia Hirschman, daughter of Jack Hirschman, in conversation with poet Neeli Cherkovski, Hang on the Yangtze River, free, online, 10:00 am PST/1:00 pm EST (Register to attend:

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28 NOVEMBER 2023 — tuesday

29 NOVEMBER 2023 — wednesday

  • Lyrics and Dirges, a monthly reading series featuring a variety of prominent and emerging poets, hosted by poets MK Chavez, Dear Animal, and Sharon Coleman, Paris Blinks, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PST (More information here:

30 NOVEMBER 2023 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents Oscar Peñaranda, poet, activist, and founding member of the Filipino American National Historical Society, for an evening of storytelling and literary pyrotechnics, featuring a reading from Peñaranda's latest book, Follower of the Seasons, joined by Shirley Ancheta, Joaquin Tuason Cruz, and Jason Bayani, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Raffi Del Bourgo, A Tune Both Familiar and Strange, forthcoming, and David Watts, Katy Bridge, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PST (

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