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Valentines Day Poetry Luchadores/Wrestling Battle of ALL of the Sexes

Saturday, February 14, 2009
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Sub-mission (formerly Balazo) 2183 Mission street @18th st/SF

The 2009 Poetry Luchadores Battle will feature famoso luchador/wrestling poetry battles such as “The Poverty Pimp vs. the welfareQUEEN”, “The Black Cripple vs The Govenator” and “The Poverty Skolah vs The Akademik!”

Featuring undefeated champ and co-founder of POOR Magazine, Tiny Gray-Garcia aka The welfareQUEEN /Superbabaymama and author of Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America, ( one of the SF Chronicle’s picks for Top Memoirs of 2007), Tony Robles, aka the Revolutionary Worker Scholar, co-editor of POOR Magazine and author of Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel,(Childrens Book Press). Also Featuring 1st prize winner of 2009: Queennandi aka SuperbabyMama (author of Life, Struggle and Reflection on POOR Press) 2nd prize winner of 2008: Leroy Moore aka The BLack Kripple, founder of KRIP HOP and columnist of Illn n Chillin on POOR Magazine, Superbabymama, Poverty Scholar and Po Poet, Jewnbug, James Tracy from Civil Defense Poetry, and members of The Po'Poets Projekt and many more..

Judges: AL Robles, Three time Golden Gloves Boxing Champion Paris Alexander, and Ananda Esteva-and more TBA

On a day normally equated with cutesy hallmark cards, flowers and candy, challenge your partner (or future partner) to a Wrestling battle of spoken word, hip hop, poetry and/or flowetry in the ring! Singles welcome. If you don’t have a partner, we’ll hook you up. Come with a Luchador/Wrestling Persona ( and mask) or we will create one for you!

The first, second, and third place poems will be published in The San Francisco Bay Guardian, THe SF Bayview and POOR/PNN Magazine online. Entrance fee to fight in the ring is$20; spectator fee is $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds).

All proceeds go to support POOR Magazine, a non-profit, grassroots, arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, arts education and advocacy to communities struggling with poverty and racism locally and globally.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Feb 12, 2009 5:21PM
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