Saturday, October 21, 4:30-6:30: Poetry for the People. Featured Poets Yola Gomez and Larry Crist. And, as ever, a lively Open Mic. http://www.lauralehew.com/poetry-for-the-people.html (free)
Yola is a Queer Xicana femme, grad student at OSU, poet/writer, sex worker rights activist, performance artist whose focus is on negativity, subterranean thought, and Necropolitics [intersections of identities/decolonization]. “I think a lot about the private/public sphere.” Yola exists outside of/on the peripheries of academia as a proud impostor and accomplice. A first generation Xicana who grew up on the border of Mexico/US. The aesthetic of the Southwestern US/Mexico desert is very prominent in her work as a performance artist, speaker, writer. “I reside in the grotesque and persist in spite of it all.”
You can find out more about Yola :
Emerald CIty Femmes , the Anti-Violence movement or here Red Umbrella Babies Sex Work & Parenting Anthology
Larry Crist lives in Trinidad, Ca. and has one previous poetry collection, Undertow Overtures, pub. ATOM Press, 2014, 140 pages, available through Amazon.
He has published many short stories & essays & is currently at work on a novel: Barnacle Barney, due out sometime this coming century.
Larry lived in Seattle for 25 years where he was active in the open mic as well as the theater scene. He has 3 college degrees and no high school diploma and earned an MFA @ Temple University.