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Sunday, October 6 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
HeartBEATS Uncaged - Poems for our Family on the Border

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The poems presented will feature LA area Poets and Artists bringing timely poems on the topic of immigration in the United States, and the detainment of children. We believe that freedom is for all, and that borders are drawn with the intentions of wealth for governing bodies. They are not embedded on Mother Earth, and are unnatural. We want to voice our poems for all those who are being denied voice and representation in our communities and in our country. Our presentation will include spoken word poems with a communal drum circle -- drums and percussion will be provided on loan to the community to join us -- led by Poet and Congero, Julio Rodriguez. We also plan to have an ASL community member join us so our presentation is accessbile to hearing impaired.

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Rondell E. Johnson

Rondell E. Johnson (RJ The Poet) is a Writer, Poet, and Multimedia artist from Los Angeles, California. Active in the community, he manages a non profit book-donation program called the Living Writer Series with the purpose of introducing high school students to authors within the... Read More →
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Abel Salas

As a cultural journalist, curator, translator (English-Spanish) and a poet, my work has taken me throughout the U.S., Mexico and Cuba. It was an honor to have been invited to participate in the 13th Annual International Poetry in Havana as well as, more recently, the SIPEA (Sociedad... Read More →
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Antonieta Villamil

ANTONIETA VILLAMIL is an international award winning bilingual poet with over 11 published books that brings a cross-cultural experience, performing her poetry in a reading and singing dynamic fusion. She focuses her writing on the forgotten ones and honors them with a persistence... Read More →
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Jessica M Wilson

Jessica is a 3rd generation Beatnik... a Beat Poet from the lines of Jack Spicer to Paul Vangelisti, and the heartbeat of the visual Muse and Master Poet, Maurya Simon. She completed her BA in Creative Writing and Art History from the University of California, Riverside in Riverside... Read More →
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Juan Cardenas

Juan Cardenas is a Flutist, Vocalist, Poet, Activist, and Educator to the bilingual community, specializing in teaching poetry and music to the youth. He is a Poet Teacher with Calilfornia Poets in the Schools working with native Spanish speakers and youth of diverse cultural bac... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Central Library - Flower St. Entrance
  Central Library - Flower St. Entrance
  • Organization Los Angeles Poet Society
  • Website www.lapoetsociety.org

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