ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The theme of the 2018 SJSU Legacy of Poetry Festival is the Poetry of Migration and Diaspora. The festival’s purpose is to promote poetry as a vital art form with a broad authorship. Our country is home to talented writers born outside the United States or who are the children or grandchildren of immigrant families. This diversity of poetry in the United States and in California facilitates cultural awareness, cross-cultural communication, and understanding.


OUR EVENTS

The San Jose State University Poets and Writers Coalition, in conjunction with the College of Humanities and the Arts, the English Department, and the Creative Writing Program will present the Legacy of Poetry Festival and Legacy of Poetry Day, as a celebration of National Poetry Month in April 2018.

 

JAVIER ZAMORA

APRIL 2ND, 2018

JUAN FELIPE HERRERA

APRIL 9TH, 2018

 

LEGACY OF POETRY DAY 

APRIL 12TH, 2018

SJSU and PC SJ Celebrate Poetry

Featuring short readings by award-winning student, alumni, staff, and faculty poets, and poets from the SJ community

FREE EVENT

 

CARMEN GIMENEZ SMITH

APRIL 19TH, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Peter Balakian

Reading and in Conversation with SJSU President Mary Papazian at the Hammer Theatre Main Stage 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

TICKETED EVENT

 

DANA GIOIA

APRIL 23RD, 2018


SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ARTS PRESENTS:

Thursday, April 19, 2018

7 PM

Tickets are $5 after 5 PM (free to members and Content subscribers)

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