“I read there a lot in the late 70s. We had something called the Bay Area Poets Coalition, and we had a symbiotic relationship with Intersection. One weekend, we had 24 hours of poetry all over the city—in Laundromats, grocery stores, on cable cars, and street corners. It culminated with a reading at Intersection Sunday night. The weekend was wonderful, an enormous amount of fun, and it reflected what we believed in—that poetry should be an active part of people’s lives.”

Photo Credit: Ntozake Shange by Barnard College; digitally restored by Chris Woodrich.