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

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.

Originally Published: December 7th, 2008

Javier O. Huerta's debut collection Some Clarifications y otros poemas (Arte Publico 2007) received the 31st Chicano/Latino Literary Prize from UC Irvine. He is also the author of American Copia (2012). A graduate of the Bilingual MFA Program at UT El Paso, Huerta is currently a PhD student in the...

  1. December 8, 2008

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

  2. December 8, 2008
     Francisco Aragón

    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.