Poetry Past and Present at Berkeley Central Library
Al Young, California Poet Laureate Emeritus, along with four other poets will present Poetry Past and Present at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch, Sunday, June 23, 2013. They will be reading original work and the work of celebrated poets of the past. There will also be an open mic session giving attendees an opportunity to read their original poems coupled with poems by their favorite poets.
Poetry Past and Present will also feature poets Rafael Jesús González, Avotcja Jiltonilro, Kirk Lumpkin, and Ava Bird. The poets will read their original work as well as work by poets from across the centuries including Federico García Lorca, Gwendolyn Brooks, Denise Levertov, Rainier Maria Rilke, Nicolás Guillén, e.e. cummings, Jayne Cortez, Henry David Thoreau, Kabir, Robert Graves, Robinson Jeffers, Pat Parker, Hafiz, Diane di Prima, and Rumi.
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