Leticia Hernández-Linares

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Spoken Word Artist

1600 Holloway Ave SFSU
San Francisco, CA 94132

Author's Bio

 Leticia Hernández-Linares is an educator, interdisciplinary artist, and author of the poetry collection Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tía Chucha Press, 2015).  She is also the co-editor of The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States.  Widely published, her work appears in collections and journals such as Other MusicsThe BreakBeat Poets Volume 4: LatiNEXT, Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA, Street Art San Francisco, Huizache, and Pilgrimage.  A 2017 San Francisco Library Laureate, she is the recipient of four San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist grants, and has received support from the Creative Work Fund and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.  A long time community worker and Mission resident, she teaches in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.  

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States (Tia Chucha Press, 2017)
Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo, (Abrams Books, 2009)
This Bridge We Call Home (Routledge Press, 2002)


Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tia Chucha Press, 2015)

Spoken Word

Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá, (2020)
Free Saturdays @ the de Young Museum (2019)
Poetry in the Plaza (2018)
Encuentro Poético: Salvadoran-American Poets (2014)
Yale University, New Haven -Latin@ Festival (2008)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco - Re-evolution Reading (2007)
Highways, Los Angeles - Epicentrico: Night of Central American Performance (2003)
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York City - Friday Night Slam (2003)
Prizes won: 


San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist grant (2009, 2011, 2015, 2019)

San Francisco Library Laureate (2017)

Creative Work Fund Grantee (​​​​2011)

Zellerbach Family Foundation Grantee (2011)

KQED Local Hero Award, Latino Heritage Month (2009)

Academy of American Poets University Prize (1997)




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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in: 
Hollywood, CA
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Last update: Apr 24, 2020