I have been on many stages in my lifetime, visited many venues and participated in many events where poetry was the common thread that bound the souls in the room. (So have some of you) Rarely (and almost never) have I felt an energy as electric and as warm as the energy that is omnipresent at Speak Easy events…

Bo Live & Bri Blue… thank you for bringing us together. Thank you for demanding respect for the culture. Thank you for giving the game the soul food it desperately needs.

Bo Live and Bri Blue of the Speak Easy in Oakland, CA
Bo Live (l) and Bri Blue (r) of the Speak Easy in Oakland, CA

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting this venue, you should consider joining me on 30 August 2016 for my feature…

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