Each reading brings surprises. Sometimes, discoveries come through self-reflection on my work and its relationship with the audience. And always, I find something new by sharing the experience of that work with the audience.
At last Thursday's Generation FIVE fundraiser, for example, I gained more insight on how my poetry fits into the framework of Transformative Justice. It really felt right to be part of an event that included the brilliant voices of Vanessa Huang and Janee Smith, as well as a moment to join a stand for human rights by making phone calls to support the Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike. I'm still in the process of taking in everything that evening offered.
For tonight's reading, I'm already making new discoveries, as I think about this piece and what it means to me. I'm also looking forward to readings by Michael David Lukas, Angie Chau, Heather Fowler and Andrew Dugas. With Ransom Stephens as the MC.
Come by if you're in the Bay Area tonight. Our art engages us in conversation, and the more people join, the more we can all discover.
800 Post Street
San Francisco, California