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Ultimate Unboxing - Shakespeare First Folio

Prepare for the ultimate unboxing experience! Mattie Taormina and Diana Kohnke of our Sutro Library show the custom box that holds our copies First, Second, and Third Folios. The First Folio (printed in 1623) is a collection of William Shakespeare's works that is frequently described as "one of the most influential books ever published in the English language" and "one of the most valuable printed books in the world." Enjoy!

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This first podcast by the American Haiku Archives (AHA), presents an overview of the archive—the largest public collection of haiku-related materials outside Japan. Poets Garry Gay and Patricia Machmiller discuss the AHA’s founding in 1996, and describe some of the treasures in the AHA’s collection. They also read selections of their own haiku and announce the names of their fellow AHA board members. In appreciation of his work on behalf of the AHA, Michael Dylan Welch’s poems are read. The podcast closes with readings of two linked poems co-written by Michael and Garry. This podcast was hosted by Gene Larson and recorded on April 13, 2017 at the California State Library.

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