Saturday, July 19, 2008

San Francisco International Poetry Festival:Flor y Canto en el barrio: a Celebration of Latino Poetry

San Francisco International Poetry Festival

Flor y Canto en el barrio: a Celebration of Latino Poetry

July 24 — July 26, 2008

Opening Programs, Thursday, July 24, 2008

6:00 PM kick-off celebration

Balmy Alley & 24th St.

(Host: Alejando Murguía;
dancing: Danza Azteka de la Misión;
music: Jorge Molina; reading: Mamacoatl, Jack Hirschman, Luis Herrera, Roberto Vargas)

7:00 PM lit crawl

"Other Voices/Many Americas"

Café La Boheme

3318 24th Street (between Mission & Osage)

host: Jorge Argueta and Luna's Press

Poets reading:

Adrián Arias, Avotcja, Walter Huracán Gómez,
Rafael Jesús González, Jackie Méndez,
Alfonso Texidor, & special invited guests

other readings at six or more various locations


1 comment:

mateo said...

Hola Rafael,

I am grateful to have met you on the opening night of the Flor y Canto festival. The inspiration I drew from our walk down 24th to the BART station was just what I needed to open my own blog as a medium to publish poems and photos that had been languishing in a hidden manuscript too long.

Attending your blog has also been a
refreshing and luminous literary experience.

I send you the address to my book,, with the intention of freely sharing moments I hold sacred, and to ever widen the circular unity of inner and outer dreams.

(And, as well, because you asked me to send to you poetry as we waited for respective trains on the platform.)