Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | Free. Outdoors. Fresh. Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area's best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors. James Cagney is a Cave Canem fellow, poet, and writer from Oakland, Ca. He has appeared as a featured poet and artist at venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. His work has been published online and in print via Eleven Eleven, Lime Hawk, and Print Oriented Bastards among others. Visit his blog at https://thedirtyrat.blog/ Sandra Garcia Rivera is an award winning Nuyorican poet-chanteuse, who has captured audiences throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the U.K. as a spoken word performer and alongside Latin Jazz and roots music legends. She has self-published two chapbooks: Divination of the Mistress, and Shoulder High, and her work has been widely published in journals, magazines, and academic publications. SGR is the Curator and Host of Lunada Literary Lounge at Galeria de la Raza in SF, and she performs regularly throughout the Bay Area as a poet, and as a vocalist-percussionist with La Mixta Criolla. Bruce Snider is the author of two poetry collections, Paradise, Indiana, winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize, and The Year We Studied Women, winner of Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. He is co-editor, with the poet Shara Lessley, of The Poem's Country: Place and Poetic Practice. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Poetry, Kenyon Review, VQR, Threepenny Review, Ploughshares and Best American Poetry 2012. A former Wallace Stegner fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, he is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco. Aimee Suzara is a Filipino-American poet, playwright, and performer whose mission is to create poetic and theatrical work about race, gender, and the body to provoke dialogue and social change. Suzara has graced stages nationally, from Florida to Washington with her dynamic spoken word. Her debut poetry book, SOUVENIR (WordTech Editions 2014), a Willa Award Finalist, was lauded as "a powerful meditation on history and the legacies of race, family and identity" (David Mura), and her poems appear in numerous collections, including Phat'itude and Kartika Review. Luis J Rodriguez has said, "Aimee Suzara is a deep chronicler of our hopes, dreams, pains, and future. We need these poems more than ever." Hierophonic is Sekayi Edwards (Notious) and Jeremy Liu (Invincible Magic Fist). After first meeting through a common love of game audio, the duo decided to join forces and bring together their musical influences and styles. Hierophonic combines hip-hop, orchestral instrumentation, turntablism, electronic elements, and great songwriting into dreamy, lofi, chillhop tunes. Their focus in bringing their studio talents to the stage is making a real connection with the audience through the sacred medium of music.