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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.
Indira Allegra is a Jackson Literary Award winner, former Lambda Literary Fellow, and has forthcoming work in Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California. She has been interviewed by BBC Radio 4 and KQED.
José Luis Gutiérrez is a San Francisco-based poet. His work has appeared in Eratio, Jetfuel, The Cortland Review, Scythe, Margie, Letterbox, and DMQ.
Erik Noonan is the author of Stances (2012) and Haiku d’Etat (2013). Recent work appears in 32 Poems Magazine, Denver Quarterly, Samizdat, Sensitive Skin Magazine, [sic], The Small Press Book Review, and SubtleTea.
Emily Wolahan is the author of Hinge (2015). Her poetry has appeared in Gulf Coast, OmniVerse, DIAGRAM, Boston Review, and Drunken Boat. She is editor at JERRY Magazine and a member of the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto.
Ellisa Sun is a San Francisco-based singer-songwriter originally from Long Beach, California. She aims to incorporate folk, jazz, and neo-soul into her tunes, drawing influences from artists like Jack Johnson to Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill.