TUESDAY, AUG 9, 2016, 12:30–1:30PM
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
Chiyuma Elliott is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the
University of California, Berkeley. Her first book of poems, California Winter League,
was published by Unicorn Press in 2015.
Leora Fridman is an interdisciplinary artist, organizer and educator based in the
San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of My Fault, selected by Eileen Myles for
the CSU First Book Poetry Prize, and collaborates widely with artists, writers and
Robert Andrew Perez is a poet living in Berkeley. He is an editor for speCt!, an
artbook press that prints small-batch single-author chapbooks and the magazine
Oar in Oakland, where he also curates readings. His collection, the field, is being
published in fall this year from Omnidawn.
John Shoptaw teaches poetry writing and ecopoetry at UC Berkeley. His Times
Beach (2015), a book of poems on the Mississippi River watershed, won the
Northern California Book Award in poetry.
Musical Guest: Hailing from Mendocino County, House of Mary is a rocking trio
that includes Aubrie Arnoux (vocals and harmonica), Spencer Byrnes (guitar and
vocals), and Blair Rowland-Mullen (drums). Often compared to classic bands such
as Fleetwood Mac with a modern indie vibe, their all-original music is sexy, clever,