Rudy Francisco – A Few Things

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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Blythe Baird – Series of Short Poems #1

Performed at the Button Studio

“Oh how humbling it is to know, the body I threw stones at is still determined to write love letters to me.”

Don’t miss this poem from Blythe Baird, performing at the Button Studio

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Rudy Francisco – Hide and Seek

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“Silence is my first language, and lonely is an accent that I still can’t get rid of.”

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

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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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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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Miya Coleman – God is a Black Woman

Performed at The Roxbury Poetry Festival in Boston, MA

“Because she gave man consciousness and watched him callously misplace credit, yet she is undeterred.”

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

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Rudy Francisco – My Hoop Dreams

Performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN

“Sports kept many neighborhood kids out of trouble; my brother decided to pass that savior down to me.”

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

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Andrea Gibson – Pursuit of Happiness

Performed in Longmont, CO

“Tell me again how you intend to rescue their women. How you will teach them how to read in the schools you have turned to prisons, how you will offer them doctors in the hospitals you have burned with their children inside.”

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

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