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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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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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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Rudy Francisco – My Father’s House

Performed performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

“An eviction notice is a lot heavier than it looks.”

Don’t miss this poem from Rudy Francisco, performing performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN in 2023.

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Phil Kaye – Los Angeles

Performed at Gray Area in San Francisco, CA

“We both wonder sometimes what the other stands for, as if home weren’t always a mirror we mistake for a wall.”

Don’t miss this poem from Phil Kaye, performing at Gray Area in San Francisco, CA

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Ebony Stewart – Happy Father’s Day

Performed at The Ill List 2023, in Modesto, CA.

“He say he tired of not being the hero in my poems, I say me too.”

Don’t miss this poem from Ebony Stewart, performing at The Ill List 2023, in Modesto, CA.

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Andrea Gibson – Tincture

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

“The soul misses what the body could not let go–what else could hold on that tightly to everything?”

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

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Rudy Francisco – On Happiness

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“I play my daughter’s ukulele and the strings want to know what they did to deserve this kind of torture.”

Don’t miss this poem from Rudy Francisco, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

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Ebony Stewart – Ode to My Pussy

Performed at The Ill List 2023, in Modesto, CA.

“My pussy ain’t never been interested in taking nothing that didn’t belong to her.”

Don’t miss this poem from Ebony Stewart, performing at The Ill List 2023, in Modesto, CA.

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