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Poets For Peace in Oakland

  • Nomadic Press 2301 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Join us on Sunday, January 28 for a night of spoken word at Nomadic Press with two traveling poets hitting the road as Poets For Peace. The night will be a safe space for the expression of HOPE, LOVE, and PEACE, creating the atmosphere to heal from the hatred of the war machine that is under the governance of this destructive political regime currently encroaching on the well-being of our communities. Carrying the message will be some charged up voices of our generation accompanied by even bigger hearts. Not a night to be missed. We hope to share it with you!

doors at 7pm
donations will be collected for the performers.

More about the POETS FOR PEACE:
Poets For Peace is a collective movement of bringing hope and inspiration onto the road to combat the negative impacts of the Western war machine through dialogue and storytelling. This installment will be fronted by Bay Area poet, Anna Avery and traveling poet, Marshall James Kavanaugh. 

Anna Avery is a queer poet and musician living in Oakland who's work combines melodic drone and noise poetry that grapples with day-to-day life of working in the shadow of debt and environmental apocalypse.

Marshall James Kavanaugh has spent the last few years traveling the country, collecting haikus from the expansive big skies found out west and fast-paced cities back east, most recently publishing a collection of essays from his experiences with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota. 

In each word these two poets share is the intention of a better world manifested through communal exchange. Together their poetic musings will direct the audience towards a sense of inner peace that will shine a beacon of light onto the darkness of the outer world.