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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.  (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 Overturespub. ATOM Press, 2014, 140 pages, available through Amazon.

He has published many short stories & essays & is currently at work on a novel: Barnacle Barneydue 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.

Earlier Event: October 20
Halie and the Moon