March 8, 2002

Calaca Press presents "Razor Edges of My Tongue" by Leticia Hernández-Linares

Who: Salvadoran-American poet Leticia Hernández-Linares
plus Tomás Riley of the Taco Shop Poets
What: A poetry reading and book signing
When: Saturday, March 9, 2002 @ 8pm
Where: Voz Alta, 917 E St., San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown San Diego)
Why: To celebrate the release of Leticia's first collection of poetry.
Cost: $5 donation

Razor Edges of My Tongue (Calaca Press) is Leticia Her-nández's first poetry chapbook, and it is sure to get your chones in a knot about some-thing...gentrification, Salvadoran history, aqua net, rebel saints, menudo from the can.

Hernández was conceived in El Salvador, born in Hollywood, and lives in San Francisco. She has performed her music and teatro infused poetry throughout California and in El Salvador, and her work appears in Frontiers, Puerto Del Sol , Raza Spoken Here 2, Cipactli, and Izote Vos. She also has forthcoming pieces in: This Bridge We Call Home and Cantos Al Sexto Sol: An Anthology of Aztlanahuac Writings. During the last ten years, Leticia has worked as an educator and youth advocate. Currently she is a lecturer at San Francisco State, and teaches an after-school creative writing and art class at Cesar Chavez Elementary School.

This event is organized by Calaca Press and hosted by Voz Alta. All proceeds go towards keeping Voz Alta open. For more info call (619) 231-9210 or email

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