Cleverly mixing humor with social commentary, award-winning Salvadoran American poet harold terezón shares a collection of his favorite poems exploring family, love, and identity. The cultures of El Salvador and the United States are woven throughout his tales yet masterfully written with universal appeal.
Join Pochino Press, harold and guest readers for this book launch at Octopus Literary Lounge in Oakland. This is a free event and drinks and food are available for purchase. RSVP ON OUR FAECBOOK PAGE HERE!
harold terezón is a poet from Pacoima, CA, dedicated to helping youth find their voice through poetry and writing. As a WritersCorps’ Teaching Artist, harold has worked with students in San Francisco’s Mission and Ingleside Districts, and with the help of PEN in the Classroom he has also worked with students in Los Angeles’ Pico Union and San Fernando. harold was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and awarded the PEN USA Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2006 and the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Literary Award in 2013. His work has appeared in POECOLOGY, Puerto del Sol, PALABRA, Rushing Waters Rising Dreams: How the Arts Are Transforming a Community, The Acentos Review, A Feather Floating on the Water: Poetry for Our Children, and Strange Cargo, among other publications. harold has taught the Poetry for the People class at City College of San Francisco and courses on study strategies for academic success at University of California, Berkeley.
Amira Ali is a creative artist, poet, cultural documenter and writer. She focuses on expanding the creative language by incorporating practices in poetry, sound, creative writing, and visual media.
MK Chavez is a writer and a champion of public health and social justice. She is the author of Virgin Eyes, Mothermorphosis, and Dear Animal, (Nomadic Press) which will be released in October 2016. Chavez is co-founder/curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, and the co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She has been a fellow at VONA, Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, and Antioch Writers Workshop. Chavez received a 2016 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award. Recent and upcoming work can be found in Story Magazine, Aspasiology, and Foglifter.
Norman Antonio Zelaya is a writer born and raised in SF, CA. He has published fiction in several publications, most recently in Apogee Journal, and was a finalist for the Zoetrope: All-Story contest in 2015. He teaches Special Education in SFUSD and lives in the Mission.
Saturday, October 24th 6-10pm Amor Eterno Arte 1227 18th Ave
Pochino Press is proud to release this art and poetry book of 22 original linocuts from East Oakland tattoo artist, Chamuco. Join us at Amore Eterno gallery to get your signed copy! Meet Chamuco, view the original Linocuts on display and hear the East Oakland Native Poets perform pieces from the book.order the book now here!
(Re) Emergence: Perspectives on Asian AmericaOctober 17th7:15pm - 8:15pmNoisebridge Hackerspace2169 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/519571901535407/
Tonight’s readings explore the fluidity of identity from Asian-American perspectives, drawing upon roots as diverse as Iran and Taiwan. The San Francisco Lit Crawl consists of dozens of literary events that occur on the same night in the Mission district. It's like a pub crawl, but instead, has hundreds of people who are part of Litquake going from reading to reading.
A Pochino Press event will occur at Noisebridge during phase 2 of the Crawl, which is between 7.15 and 8.15 pm on October 17. Pochino Press offers a multi-media stage for change makers and culture creators.
The readers for this event will be:
Eileen Kaur Alden
"Super Sikh" Co-Creator/Comic Book Writer/First known person to become Sikh as a result of doing extensive research for a comic book.
Anhvu Buchanan is the author of "The Disordered" and "Backhanded Compliments & Other Ways to Say I Love You." He has a MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He teaches at The Berkeley School.
The son of Indian immigrants, Amol’s work examines how narrative, identity, and context are used to create meaning and exert control. He is an alum of the VONA workshop and the Mills College MFA program.
Maryam Roberts brings her storytelling skills to all her creative endeavors, including writing, photography, digital presentation, and consulting on leadership and company culture.
Daniel's current project is exploring Black and Latino communities in Taiwan drawing upon a background that includes DJing, photography, and as a high school teacher.
Join Pochino Press, Stormone Originals and many vendors and artists for this FREE EVENT! It will be a creative and fun afternoon in East Oakland.
Beast Crawl Oakland
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Leg Two | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM |
17. Club BNB, 2120 Broadway, Oakland, CA
On July 11th, 2015, Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its fourth annual free literary festival featuring more than a hundred writers in a single night, spread out over three hours and numerous local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts.
Join Pochino Press and Spectrum Queer Media for leg 2 in Oakland at Club BNB and meet the writers of one of our upcoming collaboration publications! The evening’s theme is proactive resistance. Oakland is going through immense change and many residents, both new and old, seek to engage in dialogues towards making our city a safe and welcoming one. Our readers explore how they define and redefine their own identities, informing broader conversations and community change.
Blackberri is a singer and activist whose recognition includes induction into the Smithsonian Institute Folkways Recordings and writing the theme song for the first National Third World Lesbian and Gay Conference.
Kin Folkz is the founder of Spectrum Queer Media and a lauded producer of effective social justice gatherings, screenings and community actions across the globe.
Mali is a multi-talented performer, earning accolades in arenas including singing, acting, and dancing. Among his accomplishments are co-creating the first theatre project addressing AIDS in the black community.
harold terezón was awarded the San Francisco Foundation's James D. Phelan Award in poetry. He is writing his first manuscript Hunting Izotes, a poetry collection based on his family's immigrant experiences.
Jair is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, vocalist, activist, and arts curator living in Oakland. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, print publications, online, as well as anthologies.
Mona Webb creates new platforms for lyrical creativity, music, visual art, and dance in all that she produces. Her most recent productions debuted in The National Queer Arts Festival.
Daniel D. Zarazua is currently working on a book exploring Black and Latino communities in Taiwan. He draws upon a background that includes DJing, photography, and as a high school educator.
Monica Zarazua earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the UNLV. Her stories have been published in The Collagist, The Blotter and Asia Literary Review. She lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Friday, August 1, 2014
6:00pm - 10:00pmOakstop
1721 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Please join us in celebration of Emmy-Award winning artist James Gayles' first book launch. "Reflections" is a collaboration of James, Pochino Press and more than 20 national and international writers hailing from cities as diverse as London, Tokyo, New York, Addis Ababa, Taipei, and of course, Oakland. Each writer interpreted one of James' pieces from over the years including paintings of Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Celia Cruz, Nelson Mandela, and Sarah Vaughan. Our August 29th line up is as follows:
Musical performance by:
Jennifer Johns Blackberri Singer
Dance performance by Tsunami and CoFlo (Circle of Fire / Soulshifters)
heyLove will be DJing at this event
With more guest performers to be announced
Copies of "Reflections" will be on sale!www.jamesgayles.com
Friday, August 1, 2014
6:00pm - 9:00pm
1721 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Please join us in celebration of Emmy-Award winning artist James Gayles' first book launch. "Reflections" is a collaboration of James, Pochino Press and more than 20 national and international writers hailing from cities as diverse as London, Tokyo, New York, Addis Ababa, Taipei, and of course, Oakland. Each writer interpreted one of James' pieces from over the years including paintings of Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Celia Cruz, Nelson Mandela, and Sarah Vaughan. Our August 1st line up is as follows:
Poetess Kalamu Chaché
Lisa Zuré (www.lisazure.com
Aqueila M. Lewis
Gina "Raw G" Madrid
Monica “Kin Folkz” Anderson
Musical performance by Jennifer Johns
Copies of "Reflections" will be on sale!http://www.jamesgayles.com