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Reading | Rebel Scribes

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rebel- a person who rises in opposition, armed resistance against an establishment/government/ruler scribe- one who documents their time and the movement of the people Words as weapon. Words as change.

Tongo Eisen-Martin

Shortlisted for the 2018 Griffin International Poetry Prize 2018 American Book Award Winner 2018 PEN Oakland Award Winner Winner of the 2018 California Book Award for Poetry 2018 NCIBA Poetry Book of the Year

Josiah Luis Alderete

Josiah Luis Alderete is a full blooded Pocho spanglish speaking poet from La Area Bahia who learned to write poetry in the kitchen of his Mama’s Mexican restaurant. He was a founding member of San Francisco's outspoken word troupe The Molotov Mouths and is also a radio insurgente whose stories have appeared on KALW’s “Crosscurrents" and whose show “The Spanglish Power Hour” aired on KPFA. He curates and hosts the Latinx reading series SPEAKING AXOLOTL in Oakland which happens every third Thursday of the month at Nomadic Press Studios. Josiah Luis Alderete's book of poems is forthcoming from Black Freighter Press.

Shem Korngold

Shem Korngold was born on a mountain wilderness commune in far northern California, raised between The City, Watsonville and along the peninsula, bouncing back and forth between parents. Public school kid, proud father, passionate about cooking, literary translator (Spanish/English), have been writing poetry in earnest for about three years now. Love the sound and vibration of spoken words and reciting with live music.

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