San Francisco Public Virtual Library – Native Tongues: Tres Poetas de Califas
October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
An afternoon of ¡VIVA! poetry with Alejandro Murguía, Leticia Hernández-Linares and José Héctor Cadena.
Alejandro Murguía author of Southern Front and This War Called Love, Nine Stories, City Lights Books (winner of the American Book Award). In non-fiction he has published The Medicine of Memory: A Mexican Clan in California, University of Texas Press. He is a founding member and the first director of The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Currently he is a professor in Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University. In 2013 City Lights Books published his new book Stray Poems. His short story, The Other Barrio, was recently released as a full length feature, filmed in the street of the Mission District. He was the Sixth San Francisco Poet Laureate and the first Latino to hold the position.
Connect with Alejandro Murguía – Website
Leticia Hernández-Linares is a poet, interdisciplinary artist and educator. She is the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl, and co-editor of The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. Widely published, her work appears in Other Musics, Latinas: Struggles & Protests, Maestrapeace, Huizache, and Pilgrimage. A four-time San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist grantee, she teaches in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.
José Héctor Cadena is a poet, scholar and collage artist who grew up along the San Ysidro/Tijuana borderlands. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of American Studies at The University of Kansas. His work has appeared in Raices y Mas: An Anthology of Young Border Voices, Cipactli, Transfer Magazine, Pacific Review, La Bloga, Red Light Lit and San Diego Poetry Annual.