Leticia Hernández-Linares and Lee Herrick

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 4:30 pm
Photos of Leticia Hernandez and Lee Herrick
Poets Leticia Hernández-Linares and Lee Herrick read from their work, converse with one another and entertain questions from the audience. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center
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Leticia Hernández-Linares

Leticia Hernández-Linares is a poet, interdisciplinary artist and educator, and the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tía Chucha Press, 2015). Widely published, her work appears in newspapers, literary journals and anthologies, some of which include: U.S. Latino Literature Today, Street Art San Francisco, Pilgrimage and Crab Orchard Review. She has performed her poemsongs throughout the country and in El Salvador, at venues such as the Smithsonian, Yale, Nuyorican Poets Café, The Guild Complex, SF JAZZ and The Loft.
Founder of an artist collaborative, Amate: Women Painting Stories, she has received grants from the Creative Work Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation and San Francisco Arts Commission in support of her interdisciplinary projects. Over the last 24 years, she has designed and led visual art and creative writing classes for all ages, taught university literature courses and provided executive leadership for various community-based organizations.

Lee Herrick

Lee Herrick is the Fresno poet laureate and the author of two books, Gardening Secrets of the Dead and This Many Miles from Desire. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, anthologies and college textbooks, including The Bloomsbury Review, ZYZZYVA, Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California’s Great Central Valley (second edition), Indivisible: Poems of Social Justice and Visions Across the Americas (eighth edition), among others. Born in Daejeon, South Korea, and adopted at 10 months old, he lives in Fresno and teaches at Fresno City College and in the low-residency Master of Fine Arts Program at Sierra Nevada College.