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Jack Hirschman is a legendary American communist poet and activist who has written more than 50 volumes of poetry and essays. For 25 years, he has roamed the streets of San Francisco, reciting poems and rousing rebellion. Jack's published volumes of poetry include Black Alephs, Lyripol, The Bottom Line and Endless Threshold. In 2006, he published his most extensive collection yet, The Arcanes, which contains 126 long poems spanning 34 years. In that same year, Hirschman was appointed Poet Laureate of San Francisco. He is also an assistant editor at the left-wing literary journal Left Curve and a correspondent for The People's Tribune. Jack Hirschman is currently Poet-in-Residence at The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. He is married to Swedish painter, poet and artist, Agneta Falk.