Community Voices: Poets Speak – Mical Asefaw

January 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Zoom Room

In this weekly series, six Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions. They will also describe the processes they employ in writing ekphrastic work. Join us on Zoom to listen and experience art and poetry that moves your spirit to consider power and liberation.

Please note that this program is now virtual. Register for the Zoom link to attend.

January 13-February 17 feature individual performances.

These readings and discussions culminate with an evening of performance by all the poets in this series on February 24th. 

The exhibitions on view are Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks and Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun.

Featured Poet

Mical Asefaw is an Eritrean-American poet, activist, and blogger. She was born in Khartoum, Sudan in a refugee camp and came to the U.S. as an infant Eritrean refugee. She grew up in the Fillmore, San Francisco’s Harlem of the West, in the African American and Eritrean communities. Mical draws on her history to create spoken word pieces that inspire others to think critically about race, gender roles, and identity. Mical uses her voice to shine light on the truth and generate more love in the world.


This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers.