Jerry Ferraz and Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate, book and host our twice-monthly poetry series.
Tonight, we’re pleased to present Charlie Getter and AqueilaÂ M. Ross, with an open mic to follow.
Charlie Getter writes poems in San Francisco. He shouted them from a street corner for fifteen years, now he’s practicing being quieter. He’s nowhere near as clever as he thinks he is, he also hasn’t aged particularly well and his choice in attire hints at an internal shabbiness. Although he doesn’t seem to have any obvious deformity, he seems to walk with what might be a limp, but it’s difficult to say what side, if any, he favors. He has a bearing that would suppose that if a bird shat upon him, he would notice, but very possibly, wouldn’t do anything about it. It is said he has a dog.
As an award-winning spoken word artist and journalist, Aqueila M. Ross enjoys tackling hot topics and issues touching on social justice and community. In her most recent published book of poetry, stop hurting and dance, a collection that deals with overcoming fear, oppression, gentrification and police brutality, she honors what it means to live with resilience, love and prosperity.
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