The Arena Theater and Point Arena Third Thursday Poetry present a virtual Third Thursday Zoom Poetry reading at 7pm on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
This month features Michael Warr, with open mic to follow.
To watch or participate as an open mic reader, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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San Francisco poet Michael Warr’s books include Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (W.W. Norton), The Armageddon of Funk, We Are All The Black Boy, and Power Lines: A Decade of Poetry From Chicago’s Guild Complex. Michael is the 2020 Berkeley Lifetime Achievement Awardee.
Other poetry honors include San Francisco Library Laureate, Creative Work Fund award for his multimedia project Tracing Poetic Memory in Bayview Hunters Point, PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature, Black Caucus of the American Library Association Award, Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Poets Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and more.
His poems are translated into Chinese by poet/translator Chun Yu as part of their Two Languages / One Community collaboration. Michael is the former Deputy Director of the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco and has extensive experience in community-based arts. He is a board member of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
Third Thursday Poetry Zoom made possible by the Arena Theater and continues to be supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.