La Area Bahia’s long running monthly Latinx/Chicanx reading series comes to Beast Crawl! Come hear decolinized verse, Spanglish poesia, Latinx lyrics and poetic chismes from some of La Area Bahia’s most chingon poets.
SARA BORJAS is a Xicanx pocha and a Fresno poet. Her debut collection of poetry, Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff was published by Noemi Press in 2019. Sara was named one of Poets & Writers 2019 Debut Poets, is a 2017 CantoMundo Fellow, and the recipient of a 2020 American Book Award. She teaches innovative undergraduates at UC Riverside, lives in Los Angeles, and stays rooted in Fresno. Find her @saraborhaz or at www.saraborjas.com.
Hilary Cruz Mejia (they/she/elle) is a poet and activist from the coastal waters of Guatemala. Her work has appeared in a couple of online magazines. Hilary’s transition to the U.S. as a queer, immigrant, and first-generation college student has been presented in her poetry where she also encourages her readers to preserve the indigenous roots of the lands that were stolen. Outside of writing, she spends her time learning her abuela’s recipes, decolonizing her tongue, and keeping on track with her homework. Follow her on Instagram @hilary_natasha.”
Josiah Luis Alderete is a full blooded Spanglish speaking Poeta from La Area Bahia y left handed callejero de Aztlán. He has published two books of poetry “Baby Axolotls & Old Pochos” (Black Freighter Press 2021) and “Fuchi Faces de los Estados Jodidos (pinche pandemico poems and other Nalga-Hyde chismes)” (For The Pueblo 2023). Currently Josiah Luis tends the portal known as Medicina Para Pesadillas Bookstore & Galeria.
Xavi Burgos is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, organizer, and educator from New York City and Chicago who currently resides in San Francisco.
Leg 3 (7pm - 8pm) Venue: The Hatch
The Hatch We are back! Thank you for your support. Its been a year like no other but we are happy to still be here serving you your favorite food and drinks.
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