WordTemple host Katherine Hastings pays a special visit with Marin County Poet Laureate Emeritus Joseph Zaccardi. Zaccardi, a Vietnam War veteran with many interesting stories to tell through his powerful poetry, is the author of three books — Vents; Render; and The Nine Gradations of Light. Also, Hastings and Zaccardi discuss his poet laureate project and the anthology that resulted from it, Changing Harm to Harmony Bullies & Bystanders Project. This important book collects poems, letters and other writings on the subject of bullying from students and writers all over the country. “Here there is an opportunity for those involved to confront the experience in a way that is ultimately healing.” — Richard Cruwys Brown.
Finally, as a tribute to the 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg reading his famous poem, “Howl,” at the Six Gallery in San Francisco, Lawrence Ferlinghetti performs his moving poem “Allen Ginsberg is Dying.”