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Many thanks (again) to the good people at LitQuake and Yerba Buena Gardens festival for this video of me performing "Apartment."  Also, dig their write-up as they compare the intersections of the classic décima form and hip-hop poetics. http://ybgfestival.org/poetry-inspired-music/

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Proud to be one of the Honorable Mentions for the 2014 Andrés Montoya Prize. Huge appreciations to +Francisco Aragon,  Lauro Vazquez and all of Letras Latinas for all their hard work, and deep thanks to Rhina P. Espaillat for her thoughtful commentary on my manuscript "for its skillful use of traditional prosodic devices, and the apt choice of a few strict forms used in unexpected contexts."

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Honored to be a part of this year's San Francisco LitCrawl and even more thrilled to be reading with Bay Area familia +John Saenz, Javier Huerta and Naomi Quiñonez.

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LitCrawl tonight in the Mission! I'll be hosting PAWA writers at Irma's during Phase 1 (6:00pm) and reading a short set with seven other CantoMundo fellows at the Mission Cultural Center dor Phase 3 (8:30). Hope to see y'all there.

Barrio Fiesta: http://www.oscarbermeo.com/2012/10/litcrawl-and-pawa-present-barrio-fiesta/

CantoMundo, Acentos de la Bahia: http://www.oscarbermeo.com/2012/10/litcrawl-cantomundo-acentos-de-la-bahia/

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Come listen to seven CantoMundo fellows share their palabra during Phase III (8:30-9:30) of SF’s world-famous LitCrawl!

Inside the Mission Cultural Center (Mission street between 24th and 25th), a venue that is celebrating 35 historic years of commitment to the community.

Phase III (8:30-9:30) of the world-famous literary event, San Francisco LitCrawl (October 13th, 2012). More info on the event can be found at: www.litcrawl.org/sf.

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I’m honored and excited to host this event tomorrow at LitCrawl. These are some amazing writers who are really invested in both their stories and their connection with community and I know they’ve been workin hard to make sure that this is THE event people will be talkin bout during LitCrawl. Y’all should come out and support the poetry and enjoy the lumpia.

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Anisa Onofre and 3 others were tagged in Oscar Bermeo's album.
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Added photos to Chapbook Release Party featuring Rachelle Cruz, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Margaret Rhee!.
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Come celebrate chapbooks with readings by Rachelle Cruz, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Margaret Rhee at Eastwind Books of Berkeley (2066 University Ave Berkeley, CA 94074) on Sunday, July 22nd at 3pm!

+Rachelle Cruz is from Hayward, California. She is the author of the chapbook, Self-Portrait as Rumor and Blood (Dancing Girl Press, 2012), and the host of The Blood-Jet Writing Hour, a podcast on poetics. An Emerging Voices Fellow, a Kundiman Fellow and a VONA writer, she lives and writes in Southern California.

+Barbara Jane Reyes was born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books), Poeta en San Francisco ('finfish Press), which received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets, andDiwata (BOA Editions, Ltd.), which was a finalist for the California Book Award. She is also the author of the chapbooks Easter Sunday (Ypolita Press), Cherry (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), and For the City that Nearly Broke Me (Aztlan Libre Press). She is an adjunct professor in the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program at University of San Francisco, where she teaches Filipino/a Literature in Diaspora, and Pinay Lives and Voices in Literature. She lives with her husband, poet Oscar Bermeo, in Oakland.

+Margaret Rhee is the author of the chapbooks Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011) and University Dreams (Forthcoming 2012). She is the managing editor of Mixed Blood, a literary journal centered on race and innovative poetics edited by C.S. Giscombe. In April, she curated the literary reading, "Body Maps: A Digital/Real Asian American Feminist Poetics" for the Asian American Women Artists Association. As a new media artist, she works on feminist participatory digital storytelling supporting issues of HIV/AIDS awareness for women incarcerated in the San Francisco Jail. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in Ethnic Studies and New Media Studies at UC Berkeley. She is a Kundiman fellow.

Eastwind Books of Berkeley
2066 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 548-2350
http://asiabookcenter.com
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