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Achiote Press Reading in Celebration of 40th Anniversary of UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library

By Javier Huerta


It’s good to be a Bay Arean. (Wait. That doesn’t sound right.) It’s good to live in the Bay Area, partly because of all the great readings. I don’t think anyone covers a reading better than Oscar Bermeo. Oscar’s personal and intelligent reports are the best thing other than actually being at the reading. He’s always had the best flickr, and now he’s also capturing readings on video. The video(s), a playlist, above is of the most recent Achiote Press reading, organized in collaboration with the UCB Ethnic Studies library, which turns 40 this year. The featured poets are Naomi Quiñonez, Lee Herrick, and Hugo Garcia Manriquez. I highly recommend you check out Oscar’s videos, get your hands on the new Achiote Press chapbooks, and donate a/your book to the Ethnic Studies library.

Comments (2)

  • On December 8, 2008 at 12:35 am epithet wrote:

    OMG i love achiote press. i own all their chapbooks! i especially love the one you were in mr huerta!

  • On December 8, 2008 at 3:33 pm Francisco Aragón wrote:

    I agree: Oscar’s reviews of readings, and now their video companions, are great. In fact, I’d like to see Oscar blogging here, at some point.


Posted in Uncategorized on Sunday, December 7th, 2008 by Javier Huerta.