9:11pm. November 24, 2015. Minneapolis, MN.
Tim Toaster Henderson (@toastersmodernlife) performs perfectly balanced poetry set at SlamMN. Toaster is one of those performers who seems to effortlessly take the stage for a warm city, braving the cold. His words were clearly infused with the feeling of the day and all that came with marching to city hall. Tired, but woke. #poetsinbw #blacklivesmatter (at Kieran’s Irish Pub)
4:10pm. November 24, 2015. Minneapolis, MN.
Melinda Lee (@melindalee618) and I munching on Chex Mix and marching for Jamar Clark. Melinda and I were roommates in Worcester almost randomly, and now we’re family forever. I love them with all my heart. They are an incredible artist. #poetsinbw (at Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown)
11:05pm. November 12, 2015. San José, California.
Lindsey Leong reads a poem at her Cito.HELLA.Famous open mic. She has been keeping this downtown space warm every Thursday for a number of years now. There is a home here for poetry, music and hip hop, amongst the late-night burritos, nachos, and horchata. #poetsinbw (at Iguanas Burritozilla)
5:11pm. November 4, 2015. San José.
Lucia Misch (@sumac_chili) drinking coffee after making us a wonderful salad. A dear friend and one of the greatest people I have ever known. She’s a sublime writer and one of my favorite people to watch and listen to on stage. #poetsinbw
9:31pm. October 29, 2015. San José, California.
Lorenz Dumuk (@lorenzdumuk) gets weird and giddy as he sorts through pages and pages of his tremendous poetry. A real force in Silicon Valley spoken word. #poetsinbw (at Iguanas Burritozilla)
11:44pm. October 24, 2015. San José, California.
Shannon Harney (@becalmhoncho) moves the Kitchen Session audience with so much love and compassion that I think maybe her words will always live in us. #poetsinbw (at San Jose, California)
11:57pm. October 24, 2015. San José, California.
Thadra Sheridan enamors herself to my kitchen crowd. She brought her life and her loves to our homestage for #kitchensession and I am indebted to her for it. #poetsinbw (at San Jose, California)