Michael Gizzi's Collected Poems, a celebration

Friday, October 2, 2015, 7:30 pm
Photo of Michael Gizzi
Some two dozen poets from the Bay Area and beyond read from the late poet's work. Michael Gizzi's Collected Poems (The Figures, 2015) was edited by his friends, Clark Coolidge and Craig Watson, with an introduction by William Corbett, and includes all of the poet's books, plus more than 100 pages of unpublished poetry covering 1975 - 2010. Free.
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street, San Francisco
The Poetry Center
The Green Arcade
Event extras: 


  • Micah Ballard
  • Dodie Bellamy
  • Alan Bernheimer
  • Katy Bohinc
  • Brandon Brown
  • Norma Cole
  • Clark Coolidge
  • Brent Cunningham
  • Jean Day
  • Steve Dickison
  • Patrick Dunagan
  • Derek Fenner
  • Tonya M. Foster
  • Gloria Frym
  • Susan Gevirtz
  • Andrew Joron
  • Kevin Killian
  • David Meltzer
  • Laura Moriarty
  • Jason Morris
  • Julian Poirier
  • Ahni Robinson
  • Kit Robinson
  • Kit Schluter
  • Cedar Sigo
  • Aaron Simon
  • Alli Warren
  • Stephanie Young

Michael Gizzi (1949 –) received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in literature from Brown University, worked as an arborist and taught high school in the Berkshires. He later taught at Roger Williams University and Brown. The author of 20 books of poetry, he organized scores of poetry readings, edited Hard Press and founded QUA Books with Craig Watson. He died in Providence, Rhode Island, in September 2010.

“Michael Gizzi’s poetry lambastes as it celebrates, bringing us finally to a place of poignant irresolution.” — John Ashbery

“Impossibly rich, these jam-packed audibles are spring-loaded to jack-knife off the page.” — Kit Robinson