Many thanks to Brenda Nettles Riojas of Corazón Bilingüe
for this awesome clip
of the CantoMundo 2011 Fellows Reading
It was a real pleasure co-hosting this event with Amalia Ortiz and presenting the diverse work of all our fellow poetas to a packed house at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin. Looking forward to hearing the next part of the clip with the rest of the fellows.
For those keeping score at home, you can hear me read “Barry Bonds on the Witness Stand” at the 10:43 mark quickly followed up by Diego Báez doing a cover of my poem, “I’m Jus Askin.”
Photo Credit: The Center for Mexican American Studies
I’m honored to be featuring next Tuesday on the Blood-Jet Writing Hour with host, Rachelle Cruz. Rachelle has done an incredible job of curating and has highlighted some of my most favorite poets. Again, I return to feeling blessed and being so grateful for the chance to share my work with a broad audience. I’ve been in this game for almost ten years and I know for a fact that if I had told my 2001 self all this would happen, he’d laugh his ass off and shake his head in disbelief. Nuff talk, here are the details and I hope you can spread the word.
Episode #60: Oscar Bermeo on Tuesday, April 19th @ 11 am PST / 2 pm EST
Join Rachelle Cruz as she talks with Oscar Bermeo, author of To the Break of Dawn on Tuesday, April 19th at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST. Tune in through Blog Talk Radio.
Keep updated on The Blood-Jet Writing Hour through their blog and Facebook page.
What is the sound track of To the Break of Dawn?
Find out this Sunday, March 6th, when I feature on the Learnin’ Kirven Show as part of KWMR’s Rhythm & Muse series. We will discuss my chapbooks, the writing process, play music, explore the origins of hip-hop, and you’ll call in with your questions and comments at 415- 663-8492 or 415-663-8317.
Tune to 90.5 fm in the North Bay or Stream on kwmr.org from 4 to 6PM Pacific Time.