Can Poetry Save the Planet?

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The SJSU Annual Legacy of Poetry Festival continues its longstanding tradition of presenting readings and panels exploring various aspects of poetry and poetics every April. The festival features nationally prominent poets along with poets from SJSU and South Bay communities.

This year's Legacy of Poetry Festival returns in an in-person and hybrid format at the SJSU Student Union and will kick off officially on April 22 and run until April 24. Come listen to numerous high-profile keynote speakers and live readings from awe-inspiring poets from across the poetry community. Guests include J. Michael Martinez, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Craig Santos Perez, MK Chavez, Arlene Biala, Camille T. Dungy, C. S. Giscombe, and Tshaka Campbell among others. Join us and take part in this grand poetry marathon!