Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Don Share, editor of Poetry Magazine, and Fred Sasaki, Poetry's art director, discuss this anthology of the best of the magazine's View from Here feature, which brings in non-poets (including people like Neko Case, Roger Ebert, Rhymefest, Xeni Jardin, Roxane Gay, and more) to write about why they read poetry and what it does for them and their lives. Fred and Don will read a couple of pieces, talk about the magazine and its place in the poetry world today, and there will likely be special guests!
Don Share became the editor of Poetry in 2013. His books of poetry are Wishbone (2012), Squandermania (2007), and Union (2013, 2002). He is the co-editor of The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine (2012), and editor of Bunting's Persia (2012) and a critical edition of Basil Bunting's poems (2016). He is the translator of Field Guide: Poems by Dario Jaramillo Agudelo (2012), Miguel Hernández (2013), and I Have Lots of Heart: Selected Poems by Miguel Hernández (1998), winner of the Times Literary Supplement Translation Prize and the Premio Valle Inclán for Spanish Translation.
Fred Sasaki edits the "View From Here" and is art director for Poetry magazine. He is also the gallery curator for the Poetry Foundation. Don Share has been editor of Poetry since 2013.