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The Berkeley Slam Ft Jarvis Subia!
January 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm PST$7
THE LONGEST RUNNING POETRY SLAM ON THE WEST COAST!
Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world every week since 1999, and third in the nation at the 2015 National Poetry Slam!
Welcome to 2020! We’re bringing in the year with an amazing feature with Jarvis Subia.
Born and raised in the San José’s 7 trees neighborhood, Jarvis Subia’s work delves into his relationship with his communities, sexuality, masculinity, national/global politics, lineage, race, gardening, mental health, personal growth, love, love, and love.
Jarvis is a 2019 Poetry Foundation Incubator Fellow for community-engaged poets, 2019 Silicon Valley Creates and Content Magazines Emerging Artist Laureate honoree, and San José Poetry Slam’s 2018 Grand Slam Champion. He has been apart of 5 national poetry slam teams and has coached 3 national poetry slam teams representing his college and city, placing 2nd in the nation for (group piece) multi-voice poems in 2015 with the Palo Alto slam team. He has participated in the masters writing workshop at the Las Dos Brujas writers conference and the 2019 Winter Tangerine NYC Writers Workshops. Jarvis is currently a freelance teaching artist in the Bay Area and had worked with organizations such as SFJAZZ’s Jazz In the Middle program, Youth Speaks’ Emerging Poet Mentors, Digital Media & Culture (DMC) Studio at MACLA in San Jose, Bay Area Creative, and Performing Arts Workshop
Jarvis is a firm believer that things covered in cheese have improved in flavor 100% more than things not covered in cheese. For more information about Jarvis, his poetry, upcoming shows, or taste in food items check out his website flowerboywrites.com
Stick around; to be announced soon!
THE STARRY PLOUGH
3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
$7 – $10 sliding scale (most nights)
Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:15 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.