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Marin Poets Live! is a public access television show presented by Marin County Free Library and features host Neshama Franklin, who works at the Fairfax Library.

The show introduces local Marin poets and delves into their reasons for writing and the influence that living in Marin County has had on their poetry. The monthly show appears the second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm PST. Check the Community Media Center of Marin for schedules.

The interview with Sharon Fain aired on Marin Poets Live! on Thursday, November 4 2013 at 7:30pm. (Credits - Director: Nancy Finston, Cameras: Lori Greenleaf, Technical Director: Brad Flaharty, Producers: Neshama Franklin and Brian Jones).

Watch the archived episode and read Sharon Fain's biography and bibliography below.


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Joanne Kyger

Sharon Fain is retired from City College Of San Francisco, where she taught child development and was a counselor. She began writing poetry after the age of fifty, then moved to Marin, where she served on the Marin Poetry Center Board and received a Marin Arts Council Grant. She travels frequently to West Africa, where her grandchildren live.

The author of two chapbooks (Telling the Story Another Way and Territories), Sharon was awarded the 2009 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize, the 2010 Paumanok Prize, a Pushcart nomination, and several residencies. Her work has appeared in Nimrod, Poetry East, The Literary Review, Arts & Letters, Southern Humanities Review and Best New Poets 2010.



  • 2010 - Paumanok Prize
  • 2009 - Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize