Lines & Lyrics

July 16, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Jessie Square
736 Mission Street


Co-presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and Litquake.

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

Rebecca Foust’s last book, God, Seed, won the 2010 Foreword Book of the Year Award. New poems are forthcoming in Cincinnati Review, Hudson Review, Narrative, North American Review, Sewanee Review, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere.

Oakland poet James Cagney is Cave Canem fellow.  A featured artist at Berkeley Poetry Slam and Miko Kuro’s Midnight in Mumbai. He is published in Eleven-Eleven, Ambush Review, and Sparring with the Beatnik Ghosts.

Brynn Saito is the author of The Palace of Contemplating Departure, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award (Red Hen Press, 2013) and Bright Power, Dark Peace, a chapbook co-written with Traci Brimhall (Diode Editions, 2013).

CJ Evans is the author of A Penance (New Issues Press, 2012) and a chapbook, The Category of Outcast. He’s the recipient of the 2013 Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, the editor of Two Lines Press, and a contributing editor for Tin House.

Barbara Jane Reyes’s latest book is Diwata, winner of the Global Filipino Literary Award for Poetry and finalist for the California Book Award. She was born in Manila, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and serves on the board of Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA).

Music by singer/songwriter Jonathan Hirsch and cellist Lara Cushing of Passenger & Pilot, whose debut album “The Calm Before” was released in November of 2011.

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