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Jack Hirschman @ 90: A Birthday Celebration

December 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join City Lights in celebrating the late great Jack Hirschman’s 90th Birthday!

with Agneta Falk and Friends

Jack Hirschman was a poet, translator, editor, activist, and former poet laureate of San Francisco. His powerfully eloquent voice set the tone for political poetry in this country. Since leaving a teaching career in the ’60s, Hirschman took the free exchange of poetry and politics into the streets where he was, in the words of poet Luke Breit, “America’s most important living poet.” He is the author of numerous books of poetry, plus some 45 translations from a half a dozen languages, as well as the editor of anthologies and journals. Among his many volumes of poetry are All That’s Left, Endless Threshold, Frontlines, The Arcanes, and Lyripol (City Lights, 1976).

Join us for an evening of readings and celebration. Speakers to be announced.

Here is a sampling of books by Jack Hirschman:

Books by Jack Hirschman 

This event is made possible by support from the City Lights Foundation. To learn more visit: https://citylights.com/foundation/



December 13, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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