Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.
Mộng-Lan is a poet, writer, painter-photographer, dancer-choreographer, and musician-composer. She won the Juniper Prize, the Pushcart Prize and other awards. Author of One Thousand Minds Brimming, she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow and a Fulbright Fellow.
Muqdad Majeed was born and raised in Baghdad, and moved to the Bay Area in 2012. He is completing his communications studies at Berkeley City College. His goal is to be a bridge between cultures.
Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet’s The Greenhouse, winner of the Frost Place Prize, was published by Bull City Press in 2014; Tulips, Water, Ash won the 2009 Morse Poetry Prize. She writes, edits, and teaches in Oakland.
Brian Tierney is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. His poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, West Branch, AGNI, and others. After growing up in Philadelphia and northwest New Jersey, he currently lives in Oakland.
Today’s performance features Rafael Bustamante Sarria and Marlon Aldana of La Gente. Creating a unique multilingual blend of cumbia, reggae, hip-hop, and salsa, La Gente has toured all over the world and recently released their fourth studio album entitled Borderless.