I talk to Sacramento Renaissance man, AndYes. His work is pretty extensive: 9 chapbooks, full length Book, 2 albums, 3 one man shows. His media presence on Good day Sacramento, NPR radio, Sac News and Reviews, Submerge. We discussed:

  • The life of his late brother, Frank
  • How Wrestling helped his persona
  • Professional Improv love
  • manage major Depression & mental health
  • why he started doing poetry?
  • Literary & Performance poetry comparison
  • his name origin
  • Grand Slam Champion & the belt to prove it.
  • being a circuit Poet (praise to Brandon Leake)
  • his hosting time
  • Operations FreeSoul
  • Spoken word Federation (my victory against Marvin)
  • Poetry myths in modern society
  • affiliation with ZFG
  • who is Ms. MARS
  • podcasting (scenespeak)
  • his Spoken word album
  • chapbook trick (Stacy Gee did it)
  • Writing of AMAN (first chapbook)
  • Poets & Politics podcast (with Brandon Leake, Stacy Gee and Twosense)

 

His website: www.andyespoetry.com

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