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LISTEN: Gabriela Lemmons' Story Of A Teenage Girl's Annoying Phone Calls

Feb 1, 2015

Gabriela Lemmons was one of the poets in the America: Now and Here project, which launched in Kansas City, Mo.
Credit courtesy of the artist

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.