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CFA member named San Francisco’s poet laureate

Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía

San Francisco State CFA member Alejandro Murguía has been named the poet laureate of San Francisco.

Murguía, who teaches Latino/Latina studies and is active in the campus CFA chapter, was named to the position by San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee.

“I am thrilled to announce Alejandro Murguía as the new San Francisco Poet Laureate, a position that exemplifies San Francisco’s rich literary history and tradition,” said Lee. “Murguía, who founded the Mission Cultural Center, has been a champion of many local authors, artists, poets as well as a great contributor to the literary community in the City, and this honor is richly deserved.”

The poet laureate’s duties include delivering an inaugural address at the library, participating in community-based poetry events with communities and the library, and giving a reading at “Litquake” in October.

 

Editor’s Note: Murguía was named poet laureate in July. The original version of this article incorrectly stated he received the honor in January.

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