This event is now available to watch on our YouTube page, alongside the rest of our 2020 festival programming.

Co-presented by City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

"From Basho to Mandela, Every Day We Get More Illegal takes us on an international tour for a lesson in the history of resistance...In ways subtle and sometimes proudly loud, this book makes it clear exactly why Juan Felipe Herrera continues to be recognized and sought after for his work."—Jericho Brown

Join Litquake and City Lights in celebrating the publication of Juan Felipe Herrera’s Every Day We Get More Illegal. In this collection of poems, written during and immediately after two years on the road as United States Poet Laureate, Herrera reports back on his travels through contemporary America. Poems written in the heat of witness, and later, in quiet moments of reflection, coalesce into an urgent, trenchant, and yet hope-filled portrait. Every Day We Get More Illegal is a jolt to the conscience—filled with the multiple powers of the many voices and many textures of every day in America. Herrera, the nation’s first Latino Poet Laureate, will share his work, along with Jericho Brown, author of three collected works, of which The Tradition received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation


Buy books and support the poets:
Juan Felipe Herrera -- http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100162250
Jericho Brown -- https://bookshop.org/a/11096/9781556594861
Browse Litquake's bookstore here -- https://bookshop.org/shop/litquake

Direct download: Litquake_Juan_Felipe_Herrera.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PST

The Rumpus proudly presents our San Francisco Lit Crawl 2020 event, An Evening with The Rumpus! With readings from Tongo Eisen-Martin, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and Monica Sok, and featuring comedy by Nato Green! Hosted by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee.

Direct download: Litquake_The_Rumpus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am PST

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