Lorna Dee Cervantes at SF Galeria de la Raza Lunada March 21 - Where In The World Is Lorna?
2857 24th St. @ Bryant
San Francisco,CA 94110
Date: Fri., March 21
Admission: $5 or Free with food dish
LUNADA: Literary Lounge & Open Mic
Featuring Lorna Dee Cervantes & The Genie
Join us in March for the hyperreal, scratch guitar sounds of San Francisco’s own, The Genie and legendary Xicana poet, Lorna Dee Cervantes, winner of the American Book Award.
Lorna Dee Cervantes was born in 1954. She is the author of From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger (Arte Público Press, 1991) and Emplumada (1981), which won an American Book Award. She is also co-editor of Red Dirt, a cross-cultural poetry journal, and her work has been included in many anthologies including Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry (eds. Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan, 1994), No More Masks! An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Women Poets (ed. Florence Howe, 1993), and After Aztlan: Latino Poets of the Nineties (ed. Ray González, 1992). In 1995 she received a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award.
The renown pioneer of "scratch guitar", The Genie blends blues, jazz, electronica, bossa nova, latin and middle-eastern rhythms via slide guitar, beatboxing, and live sampling, to create a visually stunning and truly unique show.