Rudy Francisco – Drowning Fish

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

“To be honest, getting out of bed has become a magic trick, and I am probably the worst magician I know.”

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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Sierra DeMulder – “We’re Having a Baby!”

Performed at Albany Barn in Albany, NY

“You cough your congratulations, flimsy as gauze.”

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

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Hakeem Furious – Black Southern Gothic

Performed at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, CA

“We want to believe that people will change but know they will not.”

Don’t miss this poem from Hakeem Furious, performing at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, CA

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Darius Simpson – What We Doin Here

Performed at the Button Studio

“These days I don’t want to make art that can’t also be a weapon against oppressors.”

Don’t miss this poem from Darius Simpson, performing at the Button Studio

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Amina ‘Illypsis’ Jordan-Melendez – Bloodlines

Performed their poem “Bloodlines”

“I would not be healed, but would it satisfy my fury?”

Don’t miss this poem from Amina ‘Illypsis’ Jordan-Melendez, performing their poem “Bloodlines”

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