Tag: Spoken Word

De-Bug's Pop Up Editorial at Imagine SJ Poetry Gathering: Poetry Saves Us All

We were excited to take our new Pop Up Editorial – where we meet people where they are already gathered and start conversations about the important issues in their lives – to Imagine SJ’s event focusing on poetry in San JosĂ©. We circled up for a candid conversation about poetry and how it helped poets not only see the world, but find community.

From The Block To Your Classroom

San Jose poet Yosimar Reyes tell us how it is to be raised on the San Jose block on the East Side, traveling and teaching in classrooms around the country and still coming home to the "Hood".

Youth Speaks Presents "Queeriosity"

Queeriosity is a literary arts and performance event that creates a safe space for LBGTQ youth to speak their truths to a supportive group of their peers and allies. If you’ve ever felt your identity overcrowding the tiny boxes, Queeriosity is for you.

Queer Conversations with "UndocuQueer" Julio Salgado

San Jose Poet Yosimar Reyes brings to you another episode of queer conversations with artist/activistundocuqueer Julio Salgado, the mastermind of DreamersAdrift.com.

5 Tips For Queer Boys

San Jose Poet/Artist/Activist and East Side's Queer Extraordinaire Yosimar Reyes gives his 5 tips for queer boys (with art from artist/activist Julio Salgado currently running a project called UndocuQueer.)

San Jose Poet Lorenz Mazon Dumuk; "Fat"

Lorenz Mazon Dumuk is a San Jose writer and community organizer. He performs his poem "Fat" from his book Ay Nako;Writing Through The Struggle, which deals with the reality of being a man and dealing with body issues but more or so, self love issues. A poem he hesitated to share, but as he says during his interview, "if you write it, you should share it".

San Jose Poet Terisa Siagatonu Spits "Hilary Swank"

At the age of 23, Terisa Tinei Siagatonu has already established herself as a poet, spoken word artist, and arts educator. Born and rooted in the Bay Area, her emergence into the spoken word world as a queer Samoan womyn and activist has granted her the opportunities to perform on stages. This video is produced by Street Soldiers Radio.
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