This upcoming Sunday marks the first event in our SUNDAYS IN KEROUAC ALLEY series, sponsored by The City Lights Foundation. We’ve invited local literary luminaries to curate a series of Sunday afternoon happenings throughout the summer, casual literary readings and musical performances outdoors in Jack Kerouac Alley, next to the bookstore. And San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía is hosting the first event, Poesia del Corazón, a gathering of poets including: Leticia Hernández-Linares, Tomás Riley, Diana Gameros, and Brenda Montano. Join us for a lovely afternoon of poetry and frolic!
Sunday, July 21st, 2013, 2-4 P.M.
SUNDAYS IN KEROUAC ALLEY: Poesia del Corazón
Hosted by Alejandro Murguía
And below, some performance highlights!
In this video, Alejandro Murguía, gives his inaugural address as the City’s Sixth Poet Laureate on January 27, 2013, at the San Francisco Main Library. The title of his address is “The Parallel Literary Histories of San Francisco: Poetry in Times of Hope and Resistance,” and in the Spring of next year, The City Lights Foundation will publish his Poet Laureate book, Stray Poems. Keep an eye out for more about his book.
Leticia Hernández-Linares with a song about San Francisco’s Mission District, “La Misión.”
Tomás Riley performing a poet about the hipsters taking over San Francisco’s Mission District.
Diana Gameros is a local singer-songwriter who has made San Francisco her home after coming from Juarez, Mexico. Her songs are influenced by traditional Mexican music, Latin Pop, and Bossa Nova, among other beats.
And Brenda Montaño is an emerging youth poet and a Raza Studies and journalism student at SFSU. Her work has been published in the bilingual newspaper El Tecolote and Flies, Cockroaches and Poets, a journal of the [email protected] Writers and Artists Association at Fresno State.