Poetry Clips of the Week: Oscar Bermeo and Barbara Jane Reyes

Friday, January 06, 2017

These video clips are the part of a series highlighting recent readings held by SF State’s Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives. Visit this website regularly for fresh poetic content.

On December 1, The Poetry Center presented Kuwentuhan (Talkstory),” featuring Oscar Bermeo and Barbara Jane Reyes reading from their work. The event also included a screening of a short film and an audience Q&A.

This event continued a collaboration between artists, audiences and The Poetry Center, as a way of enlarging this circle beyond ethnic boundaries, in contested urban spaces. Kuwentuhan (Talkstory) is a project of The Poetry Center and Reyes, supported by the Creative Work Fund.

Oscar Bermeo reads his “Ode to Government Cheese.”


Reyes reads from an unpublished work dedicated to her father. Advisory: contains strong language.


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