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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. Follow us on Facebook and YouTube at "SJSU Legacy of Poetry."

Check our Current Festival tab for our Upcoming Reading

Past Prominent Readers

Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander

2019, Water and Fire

Arthur Sze

Arthur Sze

2019, Water and Fire

Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston

 2017, Asian American poets

Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera

2016, Poetry on the Paseo

Al Young

Al Young

2014, SJSU’s Legacy of Diversity Through Poetry: All Kinds, All Colors.