The Poetry Center presents poets Q. R. Hand Jr., Genny Lim, and Juan Felipe Herrera, presenting their poetry at the South of Market Cultural Center (subsequently SOMArts), San Francisco. Hand and Lim each read solo from their work, and Herrera is joined in his performance by Troca, a Bay Area grupo featuring a mix of percussion, bass, and guitar. The poets, who each offer extended sets, are introduced by Poetry Center director Jim Hartz, who thanks poet Wilfredo Castaño of the South of Market Cultural Center, along with the San Francisco Arts Commission, for the community-centered collaboration with The Poetry Center.
Link to FULL PROGRAM VIDEO at DIVA San Francisco State University Poetry Center Digital Archives
Genny Lim reads two poems: “She sits in a slip, mirror in hand….” and “A Woman’s Room” (noted as “a poem for Virginia Woolf”), on February 24, 1983, at the South of Market Cultural Center (now SOMArts), on a program organized by The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University. Featured besides Lim on this historic full-program video are extended performances by fellow San Francisco poets Q. R. Hand Jr. and Juan Felipe Herrera. The video-still depicts Lim drawing the Chinese character for “woman.”