Alejandro Molina visits EastSide Cafe for their Underground Writers Open Mic
John Martinez sharing a poem about his dad...
Our gracious host, poet and writer extraordinaire Iris de Anda
Pictures and article courtesy of Victor Sotomayor, LA Poets Society Director of Outreach (pictured above)
Once again I am in awe of the talent that comes through Eastside Cafe's door in El Sereno where poets, musicians and artists convene every third Thursday of the month to share beautiful words that leave such an imprint in the young members that come to share a poem, a song, a Facebook page or rant about the Holidays.
There were a lot of raw emotions felt last night and I, for one, am fortunate to say that I have found salvation to my depression and anxiety for places like these, places like EastSide Cafe where one can express himself without the fear of not being politically correct or being judged or misunderstood. Thanks to Iris De Anda (author of Codeswitch: Fires from Mi Corazón) for creating an open forum for poets, writers, musicians and the audience that keeps on coming every third Thursday of the month. Much love and good luck on the following year that's upon us! Support our local artists! Que viva Eastside Cafe! Que viva la revolución de Amor!!!