Rudy Francisco – I once held onto a grudge

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

“I once held on to a grudge for so long, I forgot how the conflict actually started.”

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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Zach Goldberg – An Ode to Blacking Out

Performed at the Strike Theater in Minneapolis, MN

“It’s easy to think that ‘having an addictive personality’ means no one can get enough of you. Then, you grow up and your poetry professor tells you to stop writing poems about whiskey.”

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

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Rudy Francisco – Orville

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“Stupid and brave are just two sides of the same coin, the only difference is whether or not you guessed correctly before the penny hits the floor.”

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

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Sierra DeMulder – Now, Again

Performed at Albany Barn in Albany, NY

“I measure our time apart not in days but in two presidents.”

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

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Usman Hameedi – Owed to Ms. Samuel

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“The higher my GPA rose, the more I convinced myself that this was the best mark I could leave behind.”

Don’t miss this poem from Usman Hameedi, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

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Andrea Gibson – Give Her

Performed in Longmont, CO

“When I gave you my heart, I gave my life, my word, that it wouldn’t be the same heart that I have given before.”

Don’t miss this poem from Andrea Gibson, performing in Longmont, CO

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Rudy Francisco – This song makes me cry. Wanna hear it?

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“It begins like it doesn’t want to interrupt your day, but needs a few minutes of your time.”

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

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Sierra DeMulder – Who made the music?

Performed at Albany Barn in Albany, NY

“I don’t know exactly what a prayer is, but tonight I listen to a dying woman sing. Her body waterless, her tongue a dark dried rose, she knew all the words even from the other side of morphine’s ponds.”

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

Get Sierra’s book, Ephemera.