Gabriela Lemmons is a co-founder and former president of the Latino Writers Collective.
We recorded at Blue Monday, the monthly open-mic poetry night at the Uptown Arts Bar, on a night when Lemmons was the featured reader.
She says her poetry is based on her life. "Whatever I'm reading, I actually experienced," she says.
For our series WORD, we selected Lemmons' poem "Stanley Calls Collect."
All of our WORD readings, including bonus tracks by some readers, are archived on SoundCloud.