Tuesday, May 25, 2010
FINALLY- Someone is offering poetry cruises! Click here to get the full scoop on Derrick Brown's Poetry Cruise.
Here's the pitch-
ROMANCE AHOY! BRING SOMEONE SPECIAL TO A ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCE UPON THE PACIFIC WITH ONE OF AMERICAS MOST BELOVED AUTHORS.
Salty Dog Anyone?!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
This email just in from Logan Phillips-
Family, compañeros, todos,
great news. Galeria de la Raza has just put up the billboard that we designed as a commission for them in response to Arizona's SB1070, recently signed into law by Gov. Brewer. For me, everything that you need to know about 1070 is held in this 21 year-old woman's eyes as she was arrested for chaining herself to the state capitol as an act of civil disobedience. Nine were arrested in all.
More details, including the video, here:
It was an honor to be asked to do this, and a privilege to be able to honor the "Capitol 9" in this way.
Next up, there is a chance that we will be playing at the Rialto Theater in Tucson next weekend at an anti-1070 event. The hip-hop group Cypress Hill recently canceled their concert as part of the Arizona boycott, and in response we're hoping to host a fundraiser for the humanitarian aide and legal advice group Derechos Humanos AZ, organizer of some of the largest recent marches in Tucson. More info TBA, check our website and the Verbobala facebook page at
It's a heady time, and I'm glad to be able to be in Arizona right now to serve my community. In spite of its long history, I refuse to believe racism has any place in my state.
Arriba y pa'lante,