‘Speak Out’ Sacramento features youth poets, performers

An ‘Open Mic’ night at a Sacramento cafe draws all kinds of people. People of all ages are welcome. “Everyone graces the stage — the idea is to make it a safe space for people to express themselves.” Watch the video at AccessLocal.  

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Vitality: A poem

Fresno college student Patrick Antunez describes the unbridled skill and energy of a lion stalking prey in a poem exploring what it means to be alive titled “Vitality.” He contrasts images of power with quiet and vulnerable moments. “You go from running in your city / To chasing a flickering light / Scared, that the […]

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Stage fright: a commentary

Robert almost missed the deadline for the school’s talent show. But he made it to the stage and earned his nickname Michael Jackson. Stage fright hasn’t disappeared, but Robert writes, he now understands the payoff for leaving it all on stage. “Every time I step on that stage I make sure when I leave that they remember […]

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