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.
Judy Halebsky’s second collection of poems, Tree Line, was a finalist for the California Book Award and the Believer Poetry Award, among others. She lives in Oakland and teaches at Dominican University of California.
Tony Robles is the co-editor of POOR Magazine and author of Cool Don’t Live Here No More–A Letter to San Francisco, as well as two children’s books. He works as a tenant rights activist.
David Roderick’s first collection, Blue Colonial, won the APR/Honickman Prize and his second book, The Americans was published by the Pitt Poetry Series. He teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and hosts “The Late Nite Poetry Show” on TheRumpus.net.
Heather Woods’Light Bearing was published this year by Spuyten Duyvil, and other work appears in Jacket, How2, and Switchback. Recently, she collaborated on a festschrift honoring Kathleen Fraser (Nightboat Books).
Musical guest John-Carlos Perea (Mescalero Apache, Irish, German, Chicano) is a GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist, and assistant professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. His most recent release is Creation Story, available at johncarlosperea.bandcamp.com.