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Alejandro Murguía, Poet Laureate of San Francisco

When Mayor Ed Lee asked Alejandro Murguía in 2012 if he would agree to become San Francisco’s sixth Poet Laureate, the first Latino poet to hold the position, Murguía’s first answer was, “Only in the name of my community.” His follow-up was … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: Stray Poems by Alejandro Murguía

In the early ’70s, Alejandro Murguía moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco.  When he was 19, he published his first book of poems, then took a job as a MUNI driver.  Forty years later, Murguía no longer drives buses, but is … Continue reading

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Sundays in Kerouac Alley: Poesia del Corazón ~ Hosted by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía

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 … Continue reading

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State of Chicano Literature 2012 with Lorna Dee Cervantes, Alejandro Murguía & Juan Felipe Herrera

This Sunday September 9th, three preeminent figures in the Chicano literary revolution, Lorna Dee Cervantes, San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía, and California State Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, unite for a poetry reading and in-depth discussion of contemporary issues. … Continue reading

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