YESIKA SALGADO reads from her new book of poetry HERMOSA


Hermosa (Not a Cult)

Join Yesika Salgado for an intimate evening at Skylight Books, celebrating the release of her third full-length poetry title, Hermosa

Hermosa is the path to becoming one's own home. A thread pulled when Salgado thinks about who she is and who she has been. Beyond the survival, grief, and fight, Hermosa lives in the small moments hidden beneath it all. A journey of firsts, of mistakes, of celebrations, of the love, the crush, the disaster, the rebuilding, and the never-ending cycle of growth.


"[Salgado has] stayed true to her voice, and it has paid off."—The Los Angeles Times

Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city, and her brown body. She has shared her work in venues and campuses throughout the country. Salgado is a four time member of Da Poetry Lounge Slam Team and a 2017 and 2018 National Poetry Slam finalist. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Latina Magazine, Univision, Vibe Magazine, Huffington Post, NPR, TEDx and many digital platforms. She is the co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and an internationally recognized body positivity activist.

Event date: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hermosa By Yesika Salgado Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945649332
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Published: Not a Cult - September 9th, 2019

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