WRITTEN BY ARTIST LUKA FISHER
The audience laughed at Tristene Roman’s comical nihilistic cut up poems and cried more than once. First, with Daniel Crook’s harrowing songs about being queer in small town america and then with Sarah Gail Armstrong’s accounts of the casual racism and systematic oppression that she and other black women are forced to deal with on a daily basis. The audience then danced to electronic death metal and covered each other in paint after performance artist Kayla Tange arrived.
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BY MARÍA CRISTINA HALL
For decades, communities of undocumented immigrants have been shrouded in poverty and institutional neglect. Their migratory status—sometimes an imposed condition, as is the case with children brought to the United States—condemns immigrants to a life in the shadows.
In this interview at the University Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico City, deported persons shared what it’s like to have to leave the country, what it’s like to be recruited in a gang, and what it’s like to adapt to Mexico having lived an entire life in the USA. They shared their stories and the stories of their mothers, sisters, and friends back home. Please give it a listen.
We are hosting an Open Reading/Lectura Abierta on Friday, January 13, 2017
We invite everyone — poets, artists, thinkers, radicals, listeners, seekers-of-knowledge,
people who want to find other people who feel the same way,
souls seeking other souls,
Hosted by SnatchPower and led by Sondria Malika Casey, come through to a night of reading and discussing black literature in a way you wish your college lit class would’ve. There’s no separation between student and teacher here, as Sondria has everyone sit in a circle, invites us to read aloud…
My good friend S.A. Griffin will be hosting an Inauguration Day open reading at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA. Anyone is welcome to join us in solidarity against the neo-fascist Trump and his catastrophic agenda. We encourage people to speak out– the more we do the better– but it is just as important that we gather. -Anna Ureña
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[POEM] “A Good Wrong” by Jessica Ceballos [POEM] “September” by Art Currim [POEM] “Parthenia St Elementary” by Juan Cardenas [POEM] “Dulce” by Shilie Ahadi [SHORT STORY] “Letting Go” by Kacy Cunningham Continue reading