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Saturday, October 12
 

8:00pm

Grace Notes: Poetry at Grace Cathedral
Litquake returns to San Francisco’s gothic and gorgeous Grace Cathedral for a special evening of exalted verse, celebrating the sacred and profane, domestic and divine, with poetry in the pews from Alexandra Teague, sam sax, Gillian Conoley, and Matthew Zapruder. Hosted by Robin Ekiss. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Authors and Participants
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Gillian Conoley

Gillian Conoley was awarded the 2017 Shelley Memorial Award for lifetime achievement from the Poetry Society of America. Her new collection, A Little More Red Sun on the Human: New and Selected Poems, will be out with Nightboat in October. She is the author of seven previous books... Read More →
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Alexandra Teague

Alexandra Teague is the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire and co-editor of Bullets into Bells. A former NEA and Stegner fellow and California Book Award winner, she’s published two prior books of poetry and a novel.
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sam sax

sam sax is author of Madness, winner of The National Poetry Series, and Bury It, winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion, a Ruth Lilly Fellow, and currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford Univer... Read More →
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Matthew Zapruder

Matthew Zapruder’s most recent books are Why Poetry (Ecco, 2017) and Father’s Day (Copper Canyon, 2019). He teaches in the MFA at Saint Mary’s College of California, and is editor-at-large of Wave Books.


Saturday October 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Grace Cathedral 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108
 
Sunday, October 13
 

7:00pm

Voices of The Adroit Journal: An Evening of Poetry & Poets
The Adroit Journal celebrates nine years and 30 issues with this evening of captivating, diverse poetry and literary merriment. Featuring SF-based poetry contributors Derrick Austin, Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Doug Powell, Monica Sok, and Lily Zhou. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

Authors and Participants
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D.A. Powell

D. A. Powell's books include Tea, Lunch, Cocktails, Chronic and Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys. A former Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University, Powell teaches in the MFA Program at the University of San Francisco. His honors include a National Book Critics Circle... Read More →
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Derrick Austin

Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water (BOA Editions). A Cave Canem fellow, his work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Adroit Journal, Best American Poetry, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, New England Review, The Nation, and Tin House. He was a finalist... Read More →
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Hieu Minh Nguyen

Hieu Minh Nguyen is a queer Vietnamese American poet and performer. Recipient of a 2017 NEA fellowship for Poetry, Hieu is a Kundiman fellow, a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine, and an MFA candidate at Warren Wilson College. His work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, PBS Newshour... Read More →
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Lily Zhou

Lily Zhou is a sophomore at Stanford University. She is an alumna of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program, and her work appears in Poetry, Best New Poets 2017, Tin House, Sixth Finch, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and The Adroit Journal. Her debut poetry chapbook Moon... Read More →
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Monica Sok

Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet and the daughter of former refugees. She is the author of A Nail the Evening Hangs On (forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2020). Her work has been recognized with a "Discovery" Prize from the 92Y. She has received fellowships and residencies... Read More →
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Safia Elhillo

Safia Elhillo is the author of poetry collection The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), which received the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and a 2018 Arab American Book Award, and the novel in verse Nima on the Other Side (forthcoming 2021 from... Read More →


 
Tuesday, October 15
 

12:30pm

Poetic Tuesday: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Co-presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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. Curated and hosted by Baruch Porras-Hernandez. FREE

Authors and Participants
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Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Baruch Porras-Hernandez is the author of the chapbooks “I Miss You, Delicate” and “Lovers of the Deep Fried Circle” both with Sibling Rivalry Press. He had the honor of touring with the legendary Sister Spit Queer poetry tour in 2019, is a two-time winner of Literary Death... Read More →


 
Thursday, October 17
 

7:00pm

Poetry World Series
Two teams of award-winning poets take turns batting at topics pitched to them by the audience. Fastballs, curveballs, knuckleballs: they won't know what's coming next! Eminently qualified umpires score each batter's reading, and the winning team takes the series title. Hilarity and/or *breathtaking* work guaranteed. As Marianne Moore wrote, “Writing is exciting / and baseball is like writing. / You can never tell with either / how it will go.” Hosted by Daniel Handler, featuring poets Kazim Ali, Derrick Austin, Leticia Hernandez-Linares, Tommy Pico, Cintia Santana, sam sax, Prageeta Sharma, and more. With judge Gillian Conoley, umpire Dean Rader, and timekeeper Roy Mash. Book sales and signings to follow (cash and check only!). $5 advance / $10 at the door

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Daniel Handler

Daniel Handler is the author of six novels, most recently All the Dirty Parts, and far too many books as Lemony Snicket, most recently The Bad Mood and the Stick. His essay on the Eurythmics album Savage is still considered definitive.

Authors and Participants
avatar for Derrick Austin

Derrick Austin

Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water (BOA Editions). A Cave Canem fellow, his work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Adroit Journal, Best American Poetry, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, New England Review, The Nation, and Tin House. He was a finalist... Read More →
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Dean Rader

Dean Rader’s most recent books are Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry and the anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun violence, featured in The New York Times.
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Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana teaches at Stanford University and sometimes performs her poetry dressed as a gold nugget and tap-dancer—she will do so again in Phase I at LitCrawl this Saturday.
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Gillian Conoley

Gillian Conoley was awarded the 2017 Shelley Memorial Award for lifetime achievement from the Poetry Society of America. Her new collection, A Little More Red Sun on the Human: New and Selected Poems, will be out with Nightboat in October. She is the author of seven previous books... Read More →
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sam sax

sam sax is author of Madness, winner of The National Poetry Series, and Bury It, winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion, a Ruth Lilly Fellow, and currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford Univer... Read More →
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Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali’s many books include The Far Mosque, which won an Alice James Books award and Inquisition (2018), as well as the prose books The Disappearance of Seth, Bright Felon, and Resident Alien. Ali co-founded Nightboat Books and is a professor at U.C. San Diego.
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Leticia Hernández-Linares

Leticia Hernández-Linares is a Mission-based poet, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. She is the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl and teaches in the College of Ethnic Studies at SFSU.
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Tommy “Teebs” Pico

Tommy “Teebs” Pico’s five books include this year’s Feed from Tin House Books. He’s received a 2018 Whiting Award and fellowships from Lambda, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation.
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Prageeta Sharma

Prageeta Sharma’s books include The Opening Question (2004), which won the Fence Modern Poets Prize, and Grief Sequence out this year. Her honors and awards include a Howard Foundation Award, and she’s a professor at Pomona College.
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Roy Mash

Roy Mash is the author of Buyer’s Remorse (Cherry Grove, 2014), and his poems are in journals including AGNI, Barrow Street, Nimrod, Poetry East, and River Styx.


Thursday October 17, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Friday, October 18
 

8:00pm

Word/Jazz with Cave Canem
In the great tradition of San Francisco jazz and spoken-word basement readings first forged by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kenneth Rexroth, and Bob Kaufman, Litquake is proud to host this contemporary blowout, featuring world-class poets from Cave Canem, accompanied by improvised music created on the spot. With Cornelius Eady, Raina León, Indigo Moor, and Shia Shabazz Smith. Music by Afro-futurist jazz trio Broun Fellinis. Hosted by George Higgins. Doors at 715pm. $20 adv / $22 door

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George Higgins

George Higgins is the author of a book of poems, There, There, (White Violet Press). His work has appeared or will in Best American Poetry, Pleiades, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. He earned an MFA in poetry at Warren Wilson College, where he was a Holden fellow. Currently... Read More →

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Shia Shabazz Smith

Shia Shabazz Smith works to ensure that her works, her art, and her service represent her many communities-at-large. Shia has completed seven feature-length screenplays, one of which earned finalist placement in the Moondance and Tribeca All-Access competitions; and twice advanced... Read More →
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Cornelius Eady

Cornelius Eady's seven poetry collections include: Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize; The Gathering of My Name, nominated for a 1992 Pulitzer Prize; and Hardheaded Weather (Putnam, 2008). He is co-founder of the Cave Canem Foundation and a professor... Read More →
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Raina Leon

Raina J. León, PhD, CantoMundo fellow, Cave Canem graduate fellow (2006) and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Canticle... Read More →
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Indigo Moor

Poet Laureate of Sacramento, Indigo Moor is also a scriptwriter and author. His three books include Through the Stonecutter’s Window, which won Northwestern University Press’s  Cave Canem Prize for a second book, Tap-Root, and his 2017 release In the Room of Thirsts & Hungers... Read More →
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Broun Fellinis

The most important thing about music is the way it makes you feel. Musicians are lucky enough to live a life of pure feeling if they can play their personal visionary music with as much integrity and energy as the spirit grants them. For the last 27 years, the trio called BROUN FELLINIS... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA