State Lines: New California PoetsSaturday, April 28 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Ari Banias, MK Chavez, Vandana Khanna, Austin Smith, moderated by D.A. Powell
Against a backdrop of immense natural beauty, California’s writers can’t ignore the dissonance. Protests in the streets, unforgiving wildfires, homeless encampments, immigration raids, racial and sexuality based violence: in our idyllic state, the nation’s social issues are an indisputable part of life. Join four emerging Californian poets who explore, in their dynamic verse, these very issues. They form a new generation that, like all things California, helps set terms for the country at large. Introduced by acclaimed poet and University of San Francisco professor D.A. Powell.
The Marsh - Cabaret