Lines & Lyrics

June 18, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Jessie Square
736 Mission Street


Co-presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and Litquake.

Part of the Lines & Lyrics Series. Words and music in Jessie Square from up-and-coming local poets, writers, songwriters, and musicians.

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About the artists

Cheryl Dumesnil’s books include a poetry collection, In Praise of Falling, and a memoir, Love Song for Baby X: How I Stayed (Almost) Sane on the Rocky Road to Parenthood. Find her at

Maw Shein Win’s latest poetry book, Ruins of a glittering palace, with paintings by Mark Dutcher, was recently published by SPA. She is a co-publisher for Stretcher and a freelancer at the SF Writers’ Grotto.

Judy Halebsky’s book of poems, Sky=Empty won of the New Issues Prize and was a finalist for the California Book Award. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she now lives near Ocean Beach.

Zubair Ahmed was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He and his family immigrated to the U.S. in 2005. Ahmed just graduated as a mechanical engineer from Stanford University, and his first book, City of Rivers, is part of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series. 

Fox & Woman is an orchestral-pop band based in San Francisco. They’re currently touring in support of their new LP, This Side Dawn, which was recorded at Tiny Telephone in the Mission. Listen at

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