I am very excited to share that I will be presenting a panel - (Sur)Realpolitik: On Political Poetry in the Post-Truth Era - at the New Orleans Poetry Festival in April 2020 with Yvonne Daley, Kim Harvey and Michel Krug. Get tickets here!
Last night, Poets Reading the News was proud to present Seeking Asylum, a poetry reading featuring Alan Pelaez Lopez, Kim Harvey and Josiah Luis Alderete at the San Francisco Public Library. The event was organized to amplify solidarity with migrant and Latinx experience at, within and beyond our borders in the wake of a summer of passionate #CloseTheCamps protests in San Francisco. The open-mic that followed was incredibly vibrant! Thank you to our community for sharing space with these important artists and making the night such a success. And an especially big thanks to SFPL for making this event possible!
TG: In the last poem, I got to swim with dolphins and manatees. The other day going to work I saw a dolphin jump out of the water. I had this weirdly spiritual connection with that dolphin. I was like, this is a good place to be and a good place to be from. I love it.
EAN: That’s beautiful. You saw a dolphin!
TG: I saw the dolphin, and then a bird flew overhead with a fish in its mouth. The landscape’s beautiful. And there are a lot of good people here. Like I said, for writers, there’s so many people who have stories because they come here for their second chance. And because our bankruptcy laws are a little bit more lenient than other states.