From Collective Isolation: Josiah Luis Alderete

While the COVID-19 pandemic has put BAMPFA’s long-running poetry reading series on hold, we’re presenting online readings from some of our favorite poets. We've invited them to read recent work that speaks to our current moment of isolation.

Josiah Luis Alderete reads “somos . . .”

Josiah Luis Alderete is a full blooded Pocho Spanglish speaking poeta from La Area Bahia who curates and hosts the Latinx reading series Speaking Axolotl on the third Thursday of every month in Oakland. Alderete’s book of poems Baby Axolotls y Old Pochos is forthcoming this year from Black Freighter Press.