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Erick Sáenz w/ Hannah Kezema, Ivy Johnson, and Angel Dominguez

Hey everybody! We're so thrilled to be hosting the bay area BOOK RELEASE for Erick Sáenz's "Susurros a mi padre," out now via The Operating System! This book looks incredible. Seriously. We can't wait to read it and hear from it and holy crap do we have a good lineup to read alongside Erick, including Angel Dominguez! Ivy Johnson! Hannah Kezema! 


Erick Sáenz
Erick Sáenz is a 1st generation Latinx writer and English teacher from Los Angeles. He is the founding editor of Lilac Press, a small DIY imprint. He was previously a contributing editor for the online place-based magazine Cheers from the Wasteland. In addition to several self-published chapbooks and zines, his writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Entropy, Alien Mouth, Elderly Magazine, Pinball, Hobart Pulp, Five:2:One Magazine, and others. His first book of poetry, Susurros a mi padre, is out now via The Operating System. You can find him online at

Angel Dominguez
Angel Dominguez is a Latinx poet and artist of Yucatec Mayan descent, born in Hollywood, and raised in Van Nuys, CA by his immigrant family. He’s the author of Desgraciado (Econo Textual Objects, 2017), and Black Lavender Milk (Timeless Infinite Light, 2015). His work can be found in Brooklyn Magazine, Dreginald, Entropy, Queen Mobs, The Tiny, The Wanderer, and elsewhere in print, or on the internet. Follow him on Twitter @dandelionglitch or IRL in the redwoods, or ocean.

Ivy Johnson
Ivy Johnson is a poet and performance artist in Oakland, CA. Her book, As They Fall, is a collection of 110 notecards for aleatoric ritual and was published by Timeless, Infinite Light in 2013. She is co-founder of The Third Thing, an ecstatic feminist performance art duo. Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs published their self-titled chapbook, The Third Thing, in 2016. Her book Born Again just came out with The Operating System. You can find more information about her work here:

Hannah Kezema
Hannah Kezema is an artist who works across mediums. She is the author of the chapbook three (2017, Tea and Tattered Pages, available here: and several online publications, which can be found in Full Stop, Spiral Orb, Emergency Index, Gesture, and other places. Along with Angel Dominguez, she co-founded the performance art collaborative DREAM TIGERS. She continues to explore failure, asemic writing, and the cross-overs of text and image, while intermittently working on a project which investigates ancestral memory, poem-as-ritual, and divination.

Later Event: September 7