How to Live on the Planet Earth: A Celebration of Nanao Sakaki

Friday May 10 2013   7:00 PM
McRoskey Mattress Company  1687 Market St., San Francisco, CA  map

An all-star lineup of poets — Gary Snyder, Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure, Malcolm Margolin and Gary Lawless — with guest MC Patricia Wakida read in celebration of the late Nanao Sakaki’s new publication, How to Live on the Planet Earth: Collected Poems (Blackberry Books). Lawless edited the book, and Snyder wrote the forward. The event is sponsored by The Poetry Center and the Green Arcade.

Free to $20; for tickets and more information visit creativestate.sfsu.edu/events/2013/05/10/5411.

 

Malcolm MargolinMalcolm Margolin is the publisher emeritus of Heyday, an independent nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution, which he founded in 1974. Margolin is author of several books, including The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco–Monterey Bay Area, named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the hundred most important books of the twentieth century by a western writer. He has received dozens of prestigious awards among which are the Chairman's Commendation from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fred Cody Award Lifetime Achievement from the San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Association, the Helen Crocker Russell Award for Community Leadership from the San Francisco Foundation, the Carey McWilliams Award for Lifetime Achievement from the California Studies Association, an Oscar Lewis Award for Western History from the Book Club of California, a Hubert Bancroft Award from Friends of the Bancroft Library, a Cultural Freedom Award from the Lannan Foundation, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He helped found the Bay Nature Institute and the Alliance for California Traditional Artists.
Patricia WakidaPatricia Wakida’s published books, essays, stories, and poetry include: Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment ExperienceGenerations ExperienceA Japanese American Community PortraitLetters of Intent,  the San Francisco Bay GuardianNikkei HeritageKyoto JournalSanta Barbara Review, and the International Quarterly. 
Gary SnyderGary Snyder is a poet, author, scholar, cultural critic, and professor emeritus of the University of California at Davis who has published sixteen books of poetry and prose, including The Gary Snyder Reader (1952–1998) . He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His Turtle Island won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1975, and his book-length poem Mountains and Rivers Without End won the Bollingen Prize in poetry in 1997. In 2008 he was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement.