Sierra DeMulder – Hours Before Dawn

Performed performing at Albany Barn in Albany, NY in 2023.

“I must tell you: every poem is about death when you are reading to the dying.”

Don’t miss this poem from Sierra DeMulder, performing performing at Albany Barn in Albany, NY in 2023.

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Rudy Francisco – On Days Like This

Performed at Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center in San Diego, CA

“I know a few things about myself: being human is difficult, being a good human is even harder, but it’s still something I’d like to accomplish while I’m here.”

Don’t miss this poem from Rudy Francisco, performing at Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center in San Diego, CA

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Andrea Gibson – After the Wound of Us

Performed performing at The Button Poetry Studio in Longmont, CO in 2021.

“The hours passed smooth as the wine we downed, like we were pouring the blood back into our bodies.”

Don’t miss this poem from Andrea Gibson, performing performing at The Button Poetry Studio in Longmont, CO in 2021.

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Ayanna Albertson – Mourning People

Performed 200305 WoWPS: Winery N1B2

“Turn funerals into homegoing celebrations, declarations that not even death can still this joy. We cannot be destroyed, so bring on the morning.”

Don’t miss this poem from Ayanna Albertson, performing 200305 WoWPS: Winery N1B2

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Sean Patrick Mulroy – the evidence speaks for itself (Pre-Columbian Moche Ceramic, c.700 CE)

Performed in NYC

“I wonder, can you drink from me as joyfully as I drink from this man, this king, this font of bygone eras?”

Don’t miss this poem from Sean Patrick Mulroy, performing in NYC

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Aparna – I Dream My Mother on Her Deathbed &

Performed at The 2023 Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

“When I was born, I nearly killed her. When she had me, I almost died, and our two lives have been one slow suicide pact ever since.”

Don’t miss this poem from Aparna, performing at The 2023 Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

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Neil Hilborn – What’s Good

Performed at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

“You know what’s good? A stack of 20s and three days off. A blank check from you to you.”

Don’t miss this poem from Neil Hilborn, performing at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

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Junious ‘Jay’ Ward – Jerry Jones Addresses His [Players] Regarding the NFL Boycott

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“You conflating ‘patriots’ with ‘runaways’, not my boys.”

Don’t miss this poem from Junious ‘Jay’ Ward, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

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