OH GLORIA!  by Baruch Porras-Hernandez Heryes, Gloria wooo

I did not write these lyrics, I wish I had for  watching my mother let her hair down

and go wild in the air, as we danced to this song    when it came out in the early 90s,

was so fucking fun

Gloria Trevi,    glamorous galaxy           of tragic sad stars     twirling

from the void        sparkling

you were whippin’ your hair back and forth before

Willa Smith was even a twinkle in the Prince of Bell Air’s eye.

Oh Gloria!


Come see me in a show with Quiet Lightning!

How long has it been since you’ve seen the sun set? It’s been ages for me really, want to go watch it together? I’m doing this amazing show with other writers called Quiet Lightning. Quiet Lightning is a monthly reading series and writing contest, if you submit, and you win, you get to be published in their boo, and get to do a literary show with them. I entered and they picked my poems, so, I’m very excited to invite you all to the show. Baruch at Bench

Lets go to outside and listen to some poetry! Monday September 15, at the QUIET LIGHTNING SHOW!  First sunset, then readings, then party!

Here is a list of the readers: Raul Ruiz, ME!, Adam Moskowitz, Breielle Brilliant, Ginger Buswell, ArtieMoffa, Moneta Godlsmith, and William Taylor Jr.

the show is FREE

First 100 people get a copy of sparkle + blink w/art by Daniel Morales!

Sunset’s ~7:15 pm. We’ll meet at Lookout Point parking lot at 6:30 and after the sunset we’ll walk together to the readings, which start ~8 pm.

Bring a warm jacket and a scarf. No refreshments will be provided.

for links to the authors + artist, to read/watch all previous shows/books: http://quietlightning.org/

Note: This month’s reading is not ADA accessible, though arrangements might be possible. Send an email with any questions: evan@quietlightning.org.

Curation: readings by Caroline Kessler and Evan Karp, art by Laura Ceron M

for more info go to the QUIET LIGHTNING FACEBOOK PAGE

hope to see you all there!

Celebrate Latino Heritage with me, and KQED, at The Brava Theatre!


Hi everyone, been working non stop since coming back from LA. Small update, Lambda was AWESOME! I met so many incredible poets, worked on my writing and on my night off, I won The Moth LA. Woo!

But I’m back, and have been working hard to put some exciting shows together. This one is very close to my heart, since I am from Mexico. I’m honored to announce that I’m working with KQED again, this time to put together a show that will celebrate Latino Heritage at Brava Theatre!!

KQED is proud to showcase Local Heroes and home grown, Bay Area talent.

LydaSpoken word artists: Sandra Garcia Rivera and Gabriel Cortez!

Comedian: Lydia Popovich!

Music by: La Misa Negra!

KQED Local Heroes: Paul S.Flores and Diana Albarran Chicas, who exemplify the sense of pride and place among Bay Area Latinos.

This event is co-sponsored by Brava Theater and is curated in partnership with Galería De La Raza and ME!! YAy, if you had fun at the show I did with KQED and StoryCorps at The Chapel you are going to love this event, and, AND, there might be free tamales, FREE TAMALES PEOPLE!!!!
Doors Open at 6:00pm
Event starts at 6:30pm

Funding for KQED Arts is provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


host/organizer/curator of Lunada Literary Lounge

I’m very honored that on that stage I’m going to be joined by a very special lady. She is an educator, a writer, singer, performer, organizer, and of course a poet, and runs the Lunada Literary Lounge, a show that changed my life, really. Her name is Sandra García Rivera, she will join me on stage and do a poem, then help me award one of the Local Heroes of the night. With both of us on stage, the Brava Theatre might get too hot and faint from how sexy we both are.


I cannot wait for his poetry to fill the theatre at Brava! GABRIEL CORTEZ

SEPTEMBER 24TH, Wednesday 6:30, FREE, at Brava Theatre 2781 24th Street, San Francisco CA 94110

Guys, this event will be packed, our last show was super packed, we almost had to turn some people away, so it is very important that you rsvp to this event,by Clicking here


can’t wait to see you all there. Much love