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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Sean Patrick Mulroy – It’s different

Performed in NYC

“While all studies of the human psyche would suggest shame to be more harmful than fists, there are fists, still.”

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

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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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Rudy Francisco – A Few Things I Strongly Believe In

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

“I believe that masculinity is a wet fish that most men are just trying to hold onto.”

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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Sean Patrick Mulroy – Our Lady of the Piers

“The breeders make their monsters out of anyone who dares to cross the space between the simple-minded genders they have sanctified, each a legend, and a prison, and a lie.”

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Miya Coleman – Mister

Performed at The Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

“When the same red flag on which he bled for white right refuses to tourniquet his blue wounds.”

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

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Ariana Brown – Ode to HEB

Performed at Project Row Houses in Houston, TX

“Teach me to be a person without a nation, on the other side of enslavement. I will write to you always.”

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Sierra DeMulder – My First, Second-Carried

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

“I’d give it all again: my bodily wholeness, my blood–just a penance, a sacrament, a levy on the road to you.”

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

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