UPCOMING SHOW! TUESDAY’S CHILD ON WEDNESDAY!

Hey guys, if you are in the city and have never seen me perform, CHECK THIS OUT!new TW

The show is called TUESDAY’S CHILD ON WEDNESDAY and it is run by my good friend Morgan and her cohost Aziz! at Midnight Cafe! 634 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, California 94110. The show will be Wednesday the 19th! Hope to see you guys there, for more info CLICK HERE!

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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!

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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.

Sandra!

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.

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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

I WANT TO CELEBRATE LATINO HERITAGE WITH BARUCH

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

Baruch

Me, reading a poem at Quiet Lightning

Last month I read a poem at Quiet Lightning. They are a pretty awesome literary organization that puts on tremendous shows. The best part is, if you win their submissions contest, not only do you get to read at their shows, you get published in their books of prose and poetry. The show was packed, and for some weird reason I was super nervous that night, I have no idea why. Here is a video of me reading my poem Keep Water in Jars.

Amanda Palmer, and poetry and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev…and cupcakes.

Alright my lovelies, two weeks ago Amanda Palmer wrote a poem for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, titled A Poem For Dzhokhar, then published it on her blog, you can read it here

http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20130421/

The internet freaked out, as it does, and said, wow, not only is that way “too soon” but it is a terrible poem. Then she was like, No its not, its a great poem, I’m Amanda Palmer! Then some actual poets spoke up and said actually its “a really really bad poem.” So the incredible Daphne Gottlied(actual poet) decided to bring some of us together and had each take a line from said terrible poem, to write a poem of our own, reacting to either Miss Palmer, the poem, the Boston Tragedy, or what happens when celebrities try to push themselves into a national tragedy.

SO WE DID IT!, 23 poems by 23 real poets all in one book titled  POEMS FOR AMANDA

HERE’S HOW YOU GET A COPY:

Donate some money to the people who were harmed by the tragedy that happened when the fertilizer plant exploded in Texas, shoot me an e-mail with your proof of donation to baruchporras@gmail.com and I’ll send you a PDF of the book! (we poets like to save trees) This is a great collection!! I love the pieces, and you get to read my poem!   AAAAAaaaand If you’re wondering why a poetry book based on the Boston/Amanda Palmer tragedy is looking for donations for Texas? That’s easy–Boston is rolling in donations and the people who were harmed by the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18 still need help. So donate today here

https://www.wacofoundation.org/tabid/174/default.aspx?tp=1000&fn=west%2C+texas+disaster+relief+efforts+fund

and get your copy of Poems for Amanda!

Which includes poetry by

GEOFF KAGAN TRENCHARD
RACHEL BROD
BLYTHE BALDWIN
SEAN PATRICK MULROY
RYK MCINTYRE
CYNTHIA FRENCH
KAREN GARRABRANT
BARUCH PORRAS-HERNANDEZ
PHIL WEST
ERIN NICHOLE HANDY
JUSTIN BAGNALL
DAPHNE GOTTLIEB
GABE MOSES
BRIAN  S. ELLIS
TONY BROWN
MISSY DUGAN
RACHEL KANN
LORI SELKE
MORRIS STEGOSAURUS
CAROLINE RYDER
SAM SAX
STEVEN SCHWARTZ and JACKIE SIMMONS

My poem is titled Amanda and Dzhokhar or Bunny World From Drowning. Cupcakes. and I can’t wait for you guys to read it.

Peace and Pancakes.

Baruch

UPCOMING SHOWS!

HI EVERYONE!

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to come see me perform live, check out these upcoming shows!

THE SAN FRANCISCO QUEER OPEN MIC February 22nd
I’ve been running this show for almost 4 years now, wow!
At The Modern Times Bookstore
7pm sign ups, 7:30pm show. FREE with suggested donation.
2919 24th Street at Alabama, San Francisco CA 94110
http://queeropenmic.com/

CUPID AIN’T SHIT! February 23rd
I’m really excited to have been invited to perform and be a part of this awesome touring Poetry show. It will include performances by J Mase III and the legendary Regie Cabico, as well as MYSELF! So please come and bring all your East Bay friends.
The show is at The Living Room Project at 8pm.
10$ At the Door, no one turned away form lack of funds.
The Venue is found at 1919 Market Street in Oakland. YAY

A NIGHT FOR POETS February 26th
OK, last but not least, Magic Theatre, the non profit theatre company that I work for has asked me to put together a spoken word show for them and I’ve gathered some of the best poets in the country. World famous, leader of a movement The Body Is Not An Apology SONYA RENEE TAYLOR will be performing as well as the Legendary BUCKY SINISTER, the amazing TIM TOASTER HENDERSON, the electrifying SAM SAX and new to the bay area, all the way from Ireland SARAH MARIA GRIFFIN.
I will be hosting the show and performing as well, this will be an unforgettable night, I hope you can make it, and it’s FREE!
We are not doing the show at Magic Theatre itself, we are doing it at ACT’s The Costume Shopt.
The show is at 9:30pm, the Costume Shop is found at 1117 Market Street, San Francisco CA
COME EARLY, the venue is small and we will run out of seats.
http://magictheatre.org/about/new-play-development-magic/magic-at-the-costume-shop

Hope to see you all there! All my love

Baruch Porras-Hernandez