Meltzer, 75, is considered one of the leading poets of the Beat Generation. He is the author of three novels and numerous collections of poetry. He married fellow poet Julie Rogers last year.
You may read more about Meltzer and his most recent work in this San Francisco Bay Guardian interview.
Awards will be presented Sunday, June 10, in a ceremony at the San Francisco Main Library. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, see the Poetry Flash website.