Lecturer’s Book Launch and Reading

‘Al norte’ Poetry in Spanish, Now in English, Too

"To the North" book cover and author León Salvatierra headshot, UC Davis faculty
  • To the North/Al norte (University of Nevada Press, bilingual edition, English and Spanish, Nov. 8, 2022)
  • By León Salvatierra, lecturer, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, College of Letters and Science
  • WHAT: Book launch and reading sponsored by TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, or Art Workshop of the New Dawn), a partnership between the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and the greater Woodland community
  • WITH: The featured author, León Salvatierra; Leticia Hernández-Linares (Mucha Muchacha: Too Much Girl, poetry; and Alejandria Fights Back!/¡La lucha de Alejandria!), who teaches in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University; and Ernesto M. Garay (Reverberating Voices, poetry), who teaches ethnic studies at San Jose City College and Woodland Community College.
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10
  • WHERE: TANA, 1224 Lemen Ave., Woodland
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Free and open to the public.

Poetry collection first published in Nicaragua in 2012 and republished in 2022 in a bilingual edition by the University of Nevada Press. Born in Nicaragua, Salvatierra came to the United States when he was 15 and lived undocumented for many years, an experience he addresses in his poetry. He went on to receive a Ph.D. in Hispanic languages and literature from UC Berkeley and an M.F.A. in creative writing from UC Davis. In addition to being an editor for Huizache, Latino Stories and the New Oeste series at University of Nevada Press, he teaches courses on literature and culture in the UC Davis Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.

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