Pamela Sneed With Tommy Pico

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“If we are always the threat / To whom or where do we turn for protection?” In this Litquake festival video from 2020, Pamela Sneed reads from her book Funeral Diva (City Light Books, 2020), for which she won the 2021 Lambda Literary Award’s lesbian poetry prize, and speaks with Tommy Pico about breaking apart genres and writing about pandemics.

Yuri Herrera

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Yuri Herrera reads from his debut novel, Kingdom Cons (Faber & Faber, 2012), translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman, at a 2012 Litquake event at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. Herrera's second novel, Signs Preceding the End of the World (And Other Stories, 2015), also translated by Dillman, is the winner of the 2016 Best Translated Book Award in fiction.

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Poetry and Science with Kay Ryan

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Kay Ryan reads selected poems for "Poetry & Science: A Shared Exploration," an event cohosted by Litquake and the UCSF Memory and Aging Center's Hellman Visiting Artist Program. Ryan's latest poetry collection, Erratic Facts (Grove Press, 2015), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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