Joe Medina Features at Palabra!
an evening of poetry hosted by Ted Washington
Featured reader is Joe Medina
J. Medina, born in the Sierra Madre of Durango, Mexico, and raised in San Diego, California, engages his norteno background, along with Chicano roots, to forge his poems. The poet feels at home whether confronting a golf ball in the rough or expressing his views on banned books. As an English Professor at Grossmont College, he has been offering composition courses for as long as the wind has been blowing. He enjoys his kids, his pugs, and his daydreams. “I want to stretch my emotional pendulum, develop images into lyrical lines, into images that have yet to be imagined. I want to have readers ask: Y eso que es? How did he come up with that line?” The chapbook’s debut addresses his memories, awakenings, struggles, love, loss, death, redemption, and heartfelt borracheras.
After the featured reading we will have an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome.
Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Thursday October 11th
Doors open at 6:30pm
Starts at 7:00pm
La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave. SD 92113
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