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Litquake on Lockdown: Poets for National Poetry Month

April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Join Litquake for our annual National Poetry Month celebration, for readings from some of America’s best poets: Kazim Ali, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Jane Hirshfield. Curated and hosted by Rebecca Foust. Originally scheduled to be held at Grace Cathedral atop the city’s Nob Hill, now streaming live for you!

All authors’ books available from your favorite indie bookstores, order from bookshop.org!

Livestream link to be posted the morning of!


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Rebecca Foust

Rebecca Foust was the Poet Laureate of Marin County and is the author of Paradise Drive and The Unexploded Ordnance Bin, released November 2019. A new book, ONLY, will come out with Four Way Books in 2022.


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Jane Hirshfield

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 →
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Tongo Eisen-Martin

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.

Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali’s many books include The Far Mosque, which won an Alice James Books award avatar for Kazim Aliand 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.