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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.
Lisa Allen Ortiz is the author of Guide to the Exhibit which received the 2016 Perugia Press Prize. Her work has appeared in the anthology Best New Poets and been featured on Verse Daily. She lives in Santa Cruz.
Baruch Porras Hernandez is a writer and organizer of The SF Queer Open Mic, who performs all over the Bay Area. He has published several poems and is a Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry and in Playwriting. See him every month as The Voice of Shipwreck SF.
Saba Syed Razvi is the author of In the Crocodile Gardens, Limerence & Lux, Of the Divining and the Dead, and the forthcoming Beside the Muezzin’s Call & Beyond the Harem’s Veil. She is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Houston.
Benjamin Gucciardi‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Orion Magazine, Terrain.org, upstreet, Talking River, Poecology, The California Journal of Poetics and other journals. He is a winner of the Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial Prize and lives in Berkeley.
Musical guest Jethro Jeremiah has been doing his version of roots, reggae, ska, and soul music in the Bay Area and beyond for the past 21 years. With four albums including his latest release entitled “All That We Got” to his name, he frequently appears with The Jethro Jeremiah Band. Download their albums from iTunes or listen to them perform regularly at Pier 23 on the Embarcadero.