Alejandro Murguía

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Alejandro Murguía (born 1949) is an American poet, short story writer, and editor.[1] He is known for his writings about the San Francisco's Mission District.[2]

He lives in San Francisco, where he teaches at San Francisco State University.[3] In 2012, he was named San Francisco Poet Laureate.[4]



  • This War Called Love. City Lights Publishers. May 2002. ISBN 978-0-87286-394-1.
  • The medicine of memory: a Mexica clan in California. University of Texas Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-292-75267-2.
  • Alejandro Murguía, Barbara Paschke, eds. (1983). Volcán: poems from Central America : a bilingual anthology. Photographer Barbara Paschke. City Lights Books. ISBN 978-0-87286-153-4.
  • Southern Front. Bilingual Review Press. March 1990. ISBN 978-0-916950-97-2.
  • Jose Montoya, Alejandro Murguia (1972). El Sol y los de Abajo and other R.C.A.F. poems / Oracion a la Mano Poderosa. Photographer Adal. Ediciones Pocho-Che.
  • Stray Poems: San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 6. City Lights Publishers. May 2014. ISBN 978-0-87286-616-4.



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  2. ^ "Alejandro Murguía sees poetry in S.F." SFGate. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
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  4. ^ "Alejandro Murguía Named SF Poet Laureate". SFPL News Releases. 2012-07-27. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  5. ^ "Alejandro Murguia". San Francisco International Poetry Festival. Archived from the original on 2012-07-27. Retrieved 2014-10-09.

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