2011 Poetry Battle of ALL of the Sexes! (The video-Pt. 1)

Tiny - Posted on 16 February 2011

The 4th annual Poetry (MMA) Battle of ALL of the Sexes for Valentines Day- was hosted by Alexandra Byerly!

The Battle was hosted by your favorite revolutionary poets, media-makers, poverty scholars and cultural workers at POOR Magazine - Each year there is a "fighting" theme - this year it was "Mixed Martial Arts/MMA and was held in an 8 foots "cage" built by artist Will Steel,  in the Submission Gallery in San Francisco's Mission District. The Battle, a concept created by co-editors of POOR Tony Robles and Tiny Lisa Gray-Garcia was hosted this year by Trans-Latina beauty Alexandra Byerly who works with revolutionary group EL La and as in other battles Mashed-up Poetry, Gender and Mixed Martial Arts - judges were La Mesha Irizarry, Devorah Major and Laure McElroy.

The was a FUN-Raiser for the poor people-led/indigenous people-led, grassroots, arts & media organization POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were:

1st) Jewnbug (from the battle Educated Ghetto Gurl Vs The Society)

2nd) Vivian Thorp (From Po In-Debt Student Mama Vs Creditor Predator)

3rd) Dee Allen (from Black Brother Vs MamaSistaDaughterQueen)

4th) Queenandi  (from PachaMama Vs James Tracy)

(see links on this column to read the winning poems)


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