12:00am

Mon April 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

Your Call: What role does poetry play in your life?

  

On today's Your Call we’ll mark National Poetry Month by speaking with poets.  How can poetry inspire, motivate, inform, and transform individuals and society?  If you’ve only recently discovered poetry, what opened your eyes to it?  Who is your favourite poet? What poems have made a long lasting impression on you? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Devorah Major, San Francisco’s former Poet Laureate and an award winning poet and fiction writer

Jennifer Benka, executive director at The Academy of American Poets

Alejandro Murguía, San Francisco Poet Laureate and an award winning fiction writer

Web Resources:

SF Chronicle: Alejandro Murguía sees poetry in S.F.

Alejandro Murguía

Poets.org:  Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

Spoken Word: The Red And The Black, Native And African Americans: Mixing The Traditions, Featuring Poets Devorah Major, Kim Shuc

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