MK Punky in the Hiznick
June 12, 2014: MK Punky performs at Rock Paper Coffee in Hollywood; 6PM
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It began as a a New Year’s resolution: “Do something each day that takes you out of your comfort zone.” Interacting with people living on the streets was at the top of that list. Like many of us who reside in proper homes, I preferred to look away.
But for more than a year, I listened to homeless people — their stories, their thoughts, their dreams. Report from the Street: Voices of the Homeless, an 8-monologue, 32-page chapbook, is the…
“I write to you from the predicament of Blackness,” is the opening line of Xandria Phillips’ new collection of poems, “Reasons for Smoking.” Unwritten, but deeply felt, is the predicament of Femaleness. And Gayness. And Differentness. All these challenges are met (and rhetorically bested) by this fierce poet’s keen sense of self and of the...