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Backyard Backpacker: San Francisco International Poetry Festival


Dunya Mikhail, with her translator, sharing her work

In one of my previous posts, I discussed my intention to spend more time exploring my own city and surroundings as opposed to always looking to my overseas adventures for inspiration for my travel writing.  To that end, I have decided to start a new feature on my blog–Backyard Backpacker–that will focus on the fun and exciting events and activities that I have found locally, no passport required.  My first entry in this series is about an event in my city that surpassed my expectations in many ways: the San Francisco International Poetry Festival.

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