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Photo of a person reading poetry outdoors.

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.

This series is curated and emceed by Baruch Porras-Hernandez, a writer, performer and standup comedian. Named one of the 13 Bay Area Writers to Watch in 2016 by 7×7 Magazine, Baruch has published with Sibling Rivalry Press, The Tusk, Foglifter and many more. He was named a Lambda Literary Poetry Fellow in 2014 and a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow in 2016. Baruch is a recipient of grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, REGEN Artist Fund, and the Creative Work Fund. He is the founder and head organizer for ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente?. He is originally from Toluca, Mexico and lives in San Francisco.

Poetic Tuesdays take place at the Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade on Mission Street between Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco.

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October 2019

Free
Headshot photos of Maurisa Thompson, madhvi trivedi-pathak, Missy Fuego, Lisa evans, and SNJV. Logos for Litquake and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Poetic Tuesday

Oct 15, 12:30pm1:30pm

September 2019

Free
Photos of Natasha Dennerstein, Tomas Moniz, Toni D. Newman, Danny Thanh Nguyen, and Freddie. Presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and Litquake.

Poetic Tuesday

Sep 10, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2019

Free
Photos of Raina J. Leon, Jade Way, Laura Wheeler, Preeti Vangani and Tanea Lunsford Lynx.

Poetic Tuesday

Aug 13, 12:30pm1:30pm

July 2019

Free
Photos of poets Nazelah Jamison, Amanda Muñiz, Vernon Keeve III, Thea Matthews, and musician Gabi Díaz-Hernández

Poetic Tuesday

Jul 9, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2019

Free
Photos of Lourdes Figueroa, Maggie Takuda-Hall, Josiah Luis Alderete, Camilo Villa, and Sanjana Shukla.

Poetic Tuesday

Jun 11, 12:30pm1:30pm

May 2019

Free
Photos of Katherine Agard, Luna Merbruja, Imani Sims, Natalia Vigil, and Azuah for Poetic Tuesday

Poetic Tuesday

May 14, 12:30pm1:30pm

October 2018

Free
Photos of poets Julayne Lee, Brennan DeFrisco, Tamer Sa'id Mostafa, Denise Jolly, and musical guest Chhoti Maa

Poetic Tuesdays

Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

September 2018

Free
Photos of Litquake poets Christine No, Lehua M. Taitano, Paul S. Flores, Kaila Love, and Nazelah Jamison.

Poetic Tuesdays

Tue, Sep 11, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2018

Free
Photo collage of poets Jay Deshpande, Monica Sok, Kristin Change, Sam Sax, and music group Gala, and Litquake logo.

Poetic Tuesdays

Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

July 2018

Free
Photos of poets Heather June Gibbons, Robert Andrew Perez, Nefertiti Asanti, Baruch Porras Hernandez, and musician Lex the Lexicon Artist

Poetic Tuesdays

Tue, Jul 10, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2018

Free
Photos of poets Arvind Nandakumar, Fisayo Adeyeye, Lark Omura, Kim Shuck, and musical guest Golda Supernova.

Poetic Tuesdays

Tue, Jun 12, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

May 2018

Free
Photos of poets Kim Addonizio, Barbara Jane Reyes, Javier O. Huerta, Kay Nilsson, and musical guest Ruby Mountain.

Poetic Tuesdays

Tue, May 8, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

October 2017

Free
Photos of Derrick Carr, Lee Herrick, Raina J. Leon, Sara Mumolo, and ContainHer

Litquake

Tue, Oct 10, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm

September 2017

Free
Photos of James Cagney, Sandra Garcia Rivera, Bruce Snider, Brynn Saito, and Hierophonic.

Litquake

Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Litquake – Rescheduled to 9/19/17

Tue, Sep 12, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2017

Free
Photos of MK Chavez, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Rachel Richardson, Shelley Wong, and Astralogik

Litquake

Tue, Aug 8, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm

July 2017

Free
Photos of Brian Komei Demster, Charif Shanahan, Matthew Siegel, Arisa White, and Eki Shola

Litquake

Tue, Jul 11, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2017

Free
Photos of Tria Blue Wakpa, Kazumi Chin, Nick Johnson, Michelle Lin, and Turk & Divis

Litquake

Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm

May 2017

Free
Jason Bayani, Joyce Lee, Dean Rader, Mg Roberts, and Cynthia Lin

Litquake

Tue, May 9, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm

October 2016

Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Litquake

Tue, Oct 11, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

September 2016

Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Litquake

Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2016

Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Litquake

Tue, Aug 9, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

July 2016

Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Litquake

Tue, Jul 12, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2016

Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Litquake

Tue, Jun 14, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

May 2016

Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Litquake

Tue, May 10, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

October 2015

Free
Photo of Litquake poets

Litquake

Tue, Oct 13, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm

September 2015

Free
Photo of Litquake Poets

Litquake

Tue, Sep 8, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2015

Free
Photos of Erik Noonan, Indira Allegra, Jose Luis Gutierrez, Emily Wolahan, and Ellisa Sun.

Litquake

Tue, Aug 11, 2015, 12:30pm1:00pm

July 2015

Free
Photos of Peter Kline, D. Scot Miller, Pireeni Sundaralinga, Susan Terris, and The Dull Richards

Litquake

Tue, Jul 14, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2015

Free
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Litquake

Tue, Jun 9, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm

May 2015

Free
Litquake + Tria Andrews, Rebecca Foust, Bill Mayer, Bruce Snider, and musical guest Naima Shalhoub

Litquake

Tue, May 12, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm

October 2014

Photo

Poetic Tuesday

Tue, Oct 7, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2014

Free
Photos

Poetic Tuesday

Tue, Aug 19, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm

July 2014

Free
Photos of MK Chavez, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Paul Hoover, Mary Winegarden, and musical guest Uni & her Ukelele.

Poetic Tuesday

Tue, Jul 15, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2014

Free
photos

Poetic Tuesday

Tue, Jun 17, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm

May 2014

Free
Photo of Elizabeth Percer, Kevin Simmonds, Roy Mash, Aimee Suzara, and Diana Gameros

Poetic Tuesday

Tue, May 27, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm
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