Watch the video by Mark Sabb, featuring Michael Warr’s poem My Father’s Favorite Pastime:
Stream an audio clip of My Father’s Favorite Pastime recited in Mandarin from the Chinese translation by Chun Yu:
The vision for Tracing Poetic Memory in Bayview Hunters Point is to create a seamless integration of poetry, images, and sound using new technologies to generate and distribute multimedia poetic content based on community research and engagement. We will work with cross-generational participants in Bayview Hunters Point who will provide their own poetry and images for the project’s interactive website. At the core of the project is my own search for memory and the understanding of change in the neighbor where I spent part of my early childhood.
Michael Warr’s books of poetry include Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (W.W. Norton & Company, 2016), and from Tia Chucha Press The Armageddon of Funk, We Are All The Black Boy, and others. In 2017 the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library named him a Library Laureate. In 2015 he received a Creative Work Fund award for his digital poetry project “Tracing Poetic Memory in Bayview-Hunters Point,” where he spent his early childhood. (more…)
Mark Sabb, aka Mark Digital, is an internet artist and founder of the FELT collective. Mark’s work focuses on themes related to rap, black history and culture, and the youth-oriented energy of hip hop. From the initial founding of FELT Mark has infused politics and protest into his brand of net art.
My family often traveled outside of Hunters Point. Here I am with two of my sisters, Maryann Crayton and Jean Beshears at Playland Land in San Francisco on the opposite … Continue reading What is this woman thinking?