Sunday, February 16, 2014, 1-4pm at AWE Gallery Annex
The San Francisco Peace and Hope 2014 Fest is a celebration of the arts, honoring the SF Bay area literary spirit. Kit Kennedy will be the emcee and program includes readings by poet and artist contributors in the journal. Elizabeth Hack, founding director will comment about the evolution of SFPH and harp music will be performed by Patrice Haan. Great food and drinks provided.
San Francisco Peace and HopeÂ www.sfpeaceandhope.com is an online literary journal that promotes peace through poetry, writing and visual art.Â Al Young, California poet laureate emeritus, serves as the adviser, and has written the magazineâ€™s foreword.
San Francisco Peace and HopeÂ sfpeaceandhope.com is an online literary journal that promotes peace through poetry, writing and visual art.Â Al Young, California poet laureate emeritus, serves as the advisor, and has written the magazineâ€™s foreword.
Who We Are
September 11 2001 hearts and lives were broken, our emotional reference system to what makes our world make sense…fractured at best. On September 12, 2001, SF Peace and Hope was born.
For me, this experience is like being in the desert withoutÂ visual anchors; a stark, solitary confinement of too much illogical space and suddenly out of a mysterious pocket of earth is a peacock. He fluffs his feathers up high and wide. He shows us our humanity and our beauty in the midst of dust and death.
The eyes of the peacock’s feathers are said to be the symbol of eternal life; renewal, the eyes of the stars seeing us in ourâ€”in the words of Al Youngâ€””deathless truths”. The poems in SF Peace and Hope are those stars beaded into the large plume of humanityâ€”they say simply, ‘we are bigger than politics and even death, we have the strength of a renewing spirit’. – Niya C. Sisk
list of participants:
Kit Kennedy: Emcee
Patrice Haan – harp music during reception
Erica Goss, poet laureate of Los Gatos
JosÃ© Luis GutiÃ©rrez