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My last show of 2012 is gonna be a BANGER!!!!! Just watch and see....Open mic to follow the feature...
Joshua Merchant is a writer, activist, and native of East Oakland. Combining a masterful eye for detail, startling vulnerability, and unflinching courage, Joshua explores queer issues, black identity, and the complexities of their intersection. In 2011, he won the title of Youth Speaks champion and represented the Bay Area at Brave New Voices the national youth poetry festival. Later that year, he became the Berkeley Slam’s youngest Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS) representative. He recently made his first adult poetry slam team and represented Golden State Slam's (GSS) first slam team in the 2012 National Poetry Slam. He continues to work with Youth Speaks and has performed at the Davis Symphony Hall, the Warfield, and venues across the country. Joshua is one of the great young voices of slam/spoken word/poetry and is/will continuously work to refine his craft as a writer and speaker.
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