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Josiah Luis Alderete and James Cagney
February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PSTFree
This event, the first in The Poetry Center reading series for 2020, is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and is free and open to the public.
Josiah Luis Alderete is a full-blooded Pocho Spanglish speaking poeta from La Area Bahia. He began to write poetry in the kitchen of his Mama’s Mexican restaurant and began performing his work in the Mission District of San Pancho at Cafe Babar back in the ’90’s. He was a founding member of San Francisco’s outspoken word troupe The Molotov Mouths (whose collected writings were published by Manic D Press in 2003). Over the years Josiah Luis has been featured at numerous literary events in La Area Bahia. He is also a radio insurgente whose stories have appeared on KALW’s “Crosscurrents” and whose show “The Spanglish Power Hour” aired on KPFA. In 2017 he was named an AIR New Voice