Jared Paul – “When I Say That I Came Up Poor” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“When I say that I came up poor, I mean, what some folks derisively call hood is what somebody else calls home. A held space, with its own customs and communion.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Jared Paul, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

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