A woodcut print of a white crane against a bright yellow background with stylized blue and white waves. A woodcut print of a brightly colored stylized peacock against a sunrise over a bed of chrysanthemums.
DELAYED | Janice Mirikitani Poetry Machine
An interactive wisdom-keeper poetry machine.


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Tue, Sep 26, 2023 - Fri, Oct 27, 2023

  • Upcoming
    • Tuesday, Sep 26, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Wednesday, Sep 27, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Thursday, Sep 28, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Friday, Sep 29, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Saturday, Sep 30, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Thursday, Oct 5, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Friday, Oct 6, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023, 9am - 6pm

Event Details

This work is one of four installations that comprise NI DO TO: never again. Learn more on our website.

Due to recent flooding in the Ferst Center for the Arts lobby, the opening of NI DO TO and Out of the Dust has been delayed. We are working closely with our operations team to determine a new opening date, and will post updated information here as it is available.

Free and open to the public in the Ferst Center lobby. September 18-October 27, Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed September 30 and October 21.


"I want to tell you,

Remember the stories we write

We are rekindled by the breath of memory" - Janice Mirikitani 

Former incarceree of the Rohwer, Arizona concentration camp, San Francisco’s poet laureate, and culture bearer Janice Mirikitani offered up words of wisdom through her writings, poetry, and activism, sharing her love of all neighbors, particularly those who experienced generational poverty and marginalized experiences. 


We embody her legacy of allyship with Black and poor denizens of her city through this interactive wisdom-keeper poetry machine. 


Ferst Center Lobby
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