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.
Alex Green is the author of The Stone Roses (Bloomsbury Academic) and Emergency Anthems (Brooklyn Arts Press). He teaches in the English Department of St. Mary’s College of California. His novel The Heart Goes Boom will be out in November.
Clive Matsonembodies a Beat essence writing from the itch in his body. He won Berkeley’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Poetry and PEN Oakland’s National Literary Award.
Deema K. Shehabi is author of Thirteen Departures from the World, co-author with Marilyn Hacker of Diaspo/Renga, and co-editor with Beau Beausoleil of Al-Mutanabbi Streets Here.
Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow, an MFA graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is the author of the chapbooks Disposition for Shininess and Post Pardon, as well as the full-length collections Hurrah’s Nest and A Penny Saved.
Musical guest La Pêche features Paul Bertin (saxophone), Morgan Nilsen (clarinet), and Ofir Uziel (accordion). To have “la Pêche” is French for being particularly upbeat, and that’s what the San Francisco-based band immediately conveys with their furiously fun blend of Balkan-inspired melodies.