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.
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.
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
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.
APRIL 23RD, 2018
SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ARTS PRESENTS:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Tickets are $5 after 5 PM (free to members and Content subscribers)