Join Litquake for our annual National Poetry Month celebration, at Grace Cathedral atop the city’s Nob Hill, for readings from some of America’s best poets: Kazim Ali, Natalie Diaz, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Jane Hirshfield. Curated and hosted by Rebecca Foust, bookstore provided by Russian Hill Books. Sales and signings to follow. FREE
Rebecca Foust was the Poet Laureate of Marin County and is the author of Paradise Drive, All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song, and God, Seed, as well as three chapbooks including The Unexploded Ordnance Bin, released November 2019.
Jane Hirshfield’s ninth collection, Ledger (Knopf), just released. Chancellor emerita of the Academy of American Poets and recently elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, she works frequently at the intersection of poetry and science. Her essays, poems, and translations… Read More →
Tongo Eisen-Martin is the author of Someone’s Dead Already and Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Pocket Poets Series), which won the 2018 California Book Award.
Natalie Diaz is author of the new poetry collection Postcolonial Love Poem, as well as the award-winning When My Brother Was an Aztec. She has received many honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a US Artists Ford Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. She teaches at Arizona… Read More →
Kazim Ali’s many books include The Far Mosque, which won an Alice James Books award and Inquisition (2018), as well as the prose books The Disappearance of Seth, Bright Felon, and Resident Alien. Ali co-founded Nightboat Books and is a professor at U.C. San Diego.