Poetry Battle of ALL of the Sexes


Fourth of July in City Terrace

At Herbert Circle the view reaches from Eastside to San Pedro, from the Chicano Alps to shores of the North Pacific.

People hurry here from carne asada and weenie grills to huddle in the middle of the street.

To seize from the holiday a way of seeing themselves in their own light.

 

In anticipation for darkness to come rushing, for the show to begin,

I was early to stand among the crowd.

 

Following the first explosion from an artillery shell others take flight.

In an instant, night is set on fire.

Untold, UnSold: Black, Brown,Red, Broke & Disabled Voices in Black History Month

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 6:02pm - 7:15pm

So far there are three events in February and March- 

*NOTE Time change in West Oakland EVENT 

Feb 20th 6-7ipm - SF Main Branch Library- 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102- (Latino Room) As part of SF’s Poet Laureate, Kim Shuck’s Poetry Jam

Feb 26th 5-7:30pm West Oakland Library -1801 Adeline West Oakland, Ca 94605 

March 13th 7pm InTegriTea- 717 Marin - Vallejo, Ca 

Three Strikes/ Notes from the Inside

Editors Note: Mr. Jose Villarreal is one of several power-FUL PNNPlantation prison correspondents. As currently and formerly incarcerated poor and indigenous peoples in struggle and resistance with all plantation systems in Amerikkka, POOR Magazine stands in solidarity with all folks on the other side of the razor wire plantation.

 

Three Strikes

 

California's shameful legacy holding it's poor hostage,

locked in a fascist visegrip without a conscience. 

TONITE: 5th Annual Poetry/Music Battle of ALL of the Sexes on Valentines Day @ Uncle Al and Mama Dee's Cafe Hosted by PElvis!(Philipino Elvis)

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The 2012 Battle will feature
a Home-ade Healthy Dinner and Dessert,
Revolutionary Beats n Flows, Music n Shows-
and Our Ancestors Glow

Donation for Dinner n Show: $5-20.00- RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED-SEATS ARE LIMITED- to reserve a seat email: deeandtiny@poormagazine.org

Cycle of Love

Continuous function is my love for you
Mathematical origins
Cause
Flowers grow to
Bloom
Not to die
Seasons come and go
Yet I
Calculate the height
Of
The growing flower
Which is love
Your soul is the seed
The soil your body
The sun is me
Seasons come and go but my love for yo!
Beauty, beauty meaning your soul
I carry with me every where I go
You my everything
This is my poem to you
Cause my feelings

CREDITOR PREDATOR (from the battle Po' Student In-Debt Mama Vs Creditor Predator-2nd place 2011)

Don’t call it a come-back……I’m under attack y’all……
Creditor – Predator…..for da’ edumaKKKation…
Creditor – Predator…..for da’ edumaKKKation…
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answer machines re-playin’/over n’ over again/ creditor haterz sayin’/”aw’ hell nah’/we ain’t playin’…”

EDUCATED GHETTO GURRL (from the battle: Educated Ghetto Gurl vs The Society-1st place 2011)

BORN IN A PLACE

CONDITIONED FOR DEATH

RAISED ON GOVERNMENT CHEESE

PARENTS TARGETED TO BE DOPE FEENS

HOUSELESS N HUNGRY

SOCIETY WANTS ME TO BE IGNORANT

BUT AIN’T NO DUMMY

GOT WIZE TO THA MIZEDUCATION

OF YO SURVEILENCE

PROJECTS

2011 Poetry Battle of ALL of the Sexes! (The video-Pt. 1)

The 4th annual Poetry (MMA) Battle of ALL of the Sexes for Valentines Day- was hosted by Alexandra Byerly!

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