Southern California Poetry Festival: A Celebration of Sesshu Foster

The 2022 Southern California Poetry Festival opens with a reading and discussion celebrating one of Los Angeles' most iconic poets, Sesshu Foster. Foster will read with poets Amy Uyematsu and Angel Dominguez, and with fiction writer Carribean Fragoza. A discussion focused on Foster's work, its poetics of place, and its grounding in Foster's East Los Angeles community will follow, moderated by Kaya Press Managing Editor Neelanjana Banerjee. Co-presented by Kaya Press.

7 pm - Reception

8 pm - Reading & Discussion

Organized in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. All festival events are free. For information about the festival, including the complete schedule, visit

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