SFSU Poetry Center – Mazza Writer in Residence Program
SF State University Poetry Center
Mazza Writer in Residence Program
“I have decided to wholeheartedly consecrate myself to my art”
Mazza Writer in Residence, Fall 2018 Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta
The San Francisco State University Poetry Center showcases outstanding poets and writers from across the literary spectrum at roughly 30 public readings, performances and lectures each year.
In 2016, the premier Writer in Residence Award was given to Bay Area poet and activist Tongo Eisen-Martin. He spent one week with the students of poetry and drama, and presented performances both on and off the SFSU campus, with intensive student and community involvement. The residency paired classroom workshop situations aimed at university students with performances open to the general public.
Writer in Residence Awards are granted in the Spring and Fall each year.
Mazza Writer in Residence Spring 2019
Juliana Delgado Lopera
The Poetry Center, founded in 1954, features a reading series which is one of the longest-running such programs in the country, with roots in the 1950s San Francisco Poetry Renaissance. The Poetry Center also houses the American Poetry Archives, a collection approaching 5,000 hours of original audio and video recordings documenting our reading series.
Find out more at SFSU Poetry Center.