Wednesday, October 10th, 7:00 pm
San Francisco, California: Alley Cat Books

Join San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia at Alley Cat Books on October 10th. The event will be held by Litquake, San Francisco's literary festival.

"Alejandro Murguía came to San Francisco from Los Angeles in the early 1970s and never left. His career has been a constant reworking of the themes of language, tradition, poetry, violence, and romantic love in the Latino community. His poems are intense and direct, the economy of their language allowing various first-person narrators to express themselves in gorgeous vernacular. When he was bestowed the title of Poet Laureate of San Francisco this year, one of his first thoughts was, 'Does it come with free parking?'"

Alley Cat Books is located at 3036 24th St.

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Books related to this event:

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This War Called Love
Alejandro Murguía
2002 Edition
From Mexico City to San Francisco's Mission District, nothing comes easy-in life or in love. Here is an unstereotypical view of a world as treacherous as it is tender, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. Authentic and honest, these nine stories...


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Volcan
Poems from Central America
1983 Edition
A contact bomb, a volcano ready to erupt" describes not only Central America in the 1980s but-in the conception of its editors-this anthology of contraband poetry. The poems themselves were often copied by hand and smuggled onto Mexico, from...