Wall & Response at San Francisco Public Library

I will be reading at the San Francisco Public Library on Sunday March 13, 2022.
Full details follow:

Please join CAMP in collaboration with the San Francisco Public Library for the Exhibition:
Wall + Response
March 12 – July 17, 2022
Art, Music, & Recreation Center
Main Library, 4th Floor

Main Library, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove Street), 415-557-4277, sfpl.org


Curated by CAMP artist and organizer Megan Wilson and poet Maw Shein Win Wall + Response features 16 poets responding to the social/ political/ racial/ justice narratives of four murals on Clarion Alley, curated by CAMP artist and organizer Megan Wilson and poet Maw Shein Win. Participants include:

Poets Heather Bourbeau, Aileen Cassinetto, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Chris Stroffolino responding to the mural Justice for Luís D. Góngora Pat by Marina Perez-Wong and Elaine Chu, working with Justice4Luis.org

Poets Karla Brundage, Jennifer Hasegawa, Tureeda Mikell, and Kim Shuck responding to the work What We Want! by Emory Douglas/Black Panther Party / mural remix by CUBA Unity, Mace

Poets Celeste Chan, MK Chavez, Paul Corman-Roberts and Tim Xonnelly responding to the mural Affordable Housing/Vivienda Asequible by the SF Print Collective working with the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP)

Poets Youssef Alaoui, Jason Bayani, Genny Lim, and Michael Warr responding to the mural The Arab Liberation Mural by Art Forces, Arab Resource Organizing Center (AROC), and Arab Youth Organizing (AYO)

The exhibition at the San Francisco Public Library will feature the full Wall + Response print portfolio.

  • The Wall + Response print portfolio is an edition of 50 portfolios, and is comprised of 15” x 26” poster/print broadsides printed by Sun Night Editions, which includes:
  • An introduction to the project
  • Sixteen signed black and white broadsides featuring a poem (one poem/poet) paired with an image from one of the four murals the poet was paired with to respond
  • Four signed broadsides featuring full-color images of the four murals painted by artists working in conjunction with larger organizing forces and a description of the work
  • The curators’ signed broadside statement, featuring an image of Wall + Response artist/organizer curator Megan Wilson’s “Home/Casa” mural, accompanied by Maw Shein Win’s poem response CLARION CALL
  • Biographies of all participants
  • Colophon signed by Sun Night Editions and Asa Nakata
  • The portfolio box, designed and handmade by printmaker and book artist Asa Nakata

The limited edition of Wall + Response print portfolios are available for purchase for $500 each. Please contact ClarionAlleyMuralProject@gmail.com
Learn more about Wall + Response HERE