"Write with your eyes like painters, with your ears like musicians, with your feet like dancers. You are the truthsayer with quill and torch. Write with your tongues on fire." - Gloria Anzaldua
"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life." - Jane Addams
"Never question what I am God knows/Cause it's coming from the heart" - Chuck D
Shaman and dear friend to Brian, Michael Dove discusses that which is "sacred" as being that which is essential to life. Essential to the vitality of Brian's life are the sources, essences, and forces of love, empathy, compassion, and liberation. It is this dynamic sacredness that impels Brian personally and professionally.
Brian is a poet, spoken word artist, and emcee from San Diego, CA. He engages his artistry with a determination to interrelate and transform the human and divine, sorrow and joy, hurt and healing, and oppression and freedom. Brian composes, records, and performs his artistry with the urgency of attending to an abandoned child's adoption, an institution's practice of discrimination and brutality, and our Mother Earth's rising temperatures. In witnessing his artistry, audiences experience the texture of beckoning and forging self love, the Beloved Community, and communion with Source. For more than a decade Brian has performed on stages throughout the country at countless open mics, poetry slams, schools, colleges and universities, music festivals, and neighborhood and community events.