Poverty Hero Project
Literary and Visual Art honoring a new literary Hero - The Poverty Hero.
The Poverty Hero Project was a literary and visual art project launched in 2001 by artists at POOR Magazine in collaboration with Community Defense Inc. The three lead artists; Lisa Gray-Garcia, Leroy Moore and Dee Gray facilitated a series of 10 eight week workshops on the creation of this new form of literary hero.
These workshops culminated in a 55 page full color anthology published by POOR Press and a series of 12 radio narratives broadcast on PNN's KPFA radio show.
To get a copy of the book or CD of the radio shows please contact: POOR Press (415) 863-6306
The Poverty Heroes Project continues by honoring the lives of youth, adults and elders who have struggled, resisted, lived through poverty, racism, disability, criminalization and violence locally and globally.
“They are 10,000 houseless folks in San Francisco and 30,000 vacant homes in San Francisco”
Uncle Bruce aka Bad news Bruce
Inspire by Felicia
The Houseless are always told what to do, and what Not to do
Where to sleep and where not to sleep
What time they need to go sleep and what time they need to get up
Where to eat, and what to eat
fo feeding me healthy to run fast and always see clear
without any money near
for dreaming always of mo betta even tho
u were filled wit so much sorrow
for living through evictions and endless poverty
and never giving up the dedication
to something u saw in me
fo saving me from pedophile glances
and teaching me all your ritmo and carrying my soul through so many dances
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