Leticia Hernández-Linares and Lee Herrick
reading and in conversation
Thursday NOV 19
4:30 pm @ The Poetry Center
HUM 512, SFSU, free
Leticia Hernández-Linares is a poet, interdisciplinary artist, and educator, and the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tía Chucha Press, 2015). Widely published, her work appears in newspapers, literary journals, and anthologies, some of which include: U.S. Latino Literature Today, Street Art San Francisco, Pilgrimage, and Crab Orchard Review. She has performed her poemsongs throughout the country and in El Salvador, at venues such as the Smithsonian, Yale, Nuyorican Poets Café, The Guild Complex, SF JAZZ, and The Loft. Founder of an artist collaborative, Amate: Women Painting Stories, she has received grants from the Creative Work Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and San Francisco Arts Commission in support of her interdisciplinary projects. Over the last twenty-four years, she has designed and led visual art and creative writing classes for all ages, taught university literature courses, and provided executive leadership for various community based organizations.
Lee Herrick is the Fresno Poet Laureate and the author of two books, Gardening Secrets of the Dead and This Many Miles from Desire. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, anthologies, and college textbooks, including The Bloomsbury Review, ZYZZYVA, Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California’s Great Central Valley, 2nd edition, Indivisible: Poems of Social Justice, and Visions Across the Americas, 8th edition, among others. Born in Daejeon, South Korea and adopted at ten months old, he lives in Fresno, California and teaches at Fresno City College and in the low-residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College.
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