February 5th, 2014 – 7pm
City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Alejandro Murguia celebrates the release of his new collection of poetry from City Lights Books, STRAY POEMS. San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 6. These are poems of the 21st century, written in a combination of English and Spanish–the patois of contemporary America. San Francisco
San Francisco on edge. A Latino investigator sifting through the suspicious circumstances of a fatal fire in a residential hotel finds himself face to face with greed, corruption and his own personal demons. A SF Noir Films Production, produced by Louis F. Dematteis and Dante Betteo, adapted by Dante Betteo from a short story by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia.
San Francisco’s newest poet laureate, Alejandro Murguía, walks through the San Francisco’s Mission District and sees it morphing before his eyes. Read more
Alejandro Murguía: SF’s New Poet Laureate
Alejandro Murguía, a poet who was at the forefront of the Nicaraguan revolution movements that swept the Mission more than 40 years ago, is San Francisco’s new poet laureate, Mayor Ed Lee announced last night. We sat down with him for a short interview, and he was gracious enough to recite a poem for us, captured in the video below. Read more
Alejandro Murguía is, by his own admission, a poets’ writer. Even when writing prose, he is seeking that compact 60-ton “white dwarf star” of distilled work. Read more