The Itinerant Poetry Librarian comes to
Red Hill Books
Continuously, since May 2006,
The Itinerant Poetry Librarian has been travelling the world with a library of Lost and Forgotten poetry, installing the library & librarian and recording the sounds, poems and poetry of the cities, peoples and countries she meets.
Our Itinerant Poetry Librarian lives wherever her library is - come join the cause!
Where has she been ? Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Munich, Paris, Barcelona, London, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Norwich, York, Antwerp, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver . . . and now Bernal Heights!
Sara Wingate Gray is a poet/performance artist who upon realizing that neither of her arts were big, popular, pay-the-rent professions, she decided to go on a world tour with her library in a suitcase and loan out books of poetry to anyone interested.
The Itinerant Poetry Librarian will be loaning books at Red Hill every Monday from 3:00 to 7:00pm.
Saturday, April 19th at 6:30 she will discuss her work.
Red Hill Books at 401 Cortland Avenue
Sara Wingate Gray is the San Francisco Poetry Center's first visiting poetry scholar. She helped found the independent small press Pen&inc (based at UEA) while still a student, and went on to become a contributing editor of its international literary magazine Pretext.
In 2002, she founded The Poetry Cubicle, an artist-led not for profit, interactive performance space and poetry organization.
She has performed and toured with The Poetry Cubicle at venues across Great Britain and beyond, including the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Norwich Fringe Festival and Amsterdam International Poetry Festival.
From 2004 through 2007 she presented the poetry and spoken word radio programme, The Poetry Cubicle Presents, on Future Radio FM.
In 2006 she was asked by the BBC to produce a short documentary on her life as a poet for the Video Nation project.
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Added by redhillbooks on April 16, 2008