Poetry Evening at Branch on High
|Date:||Fri, Dec 3, 2021|
|Time||6:30 PM to 8:00 PM|
|Venue:||Ursa at Branch on High|
We are thrilled to host our first poetry event since February 2020, featuring Jesse Bertron and Eddie Vega — two fabulous poets celebrating what is magical in the everyday. This quarterly gathering is engaging, spirited, social, and free. It will be held indoors in our "Black & White" room. Masks optional.
A Plumber’s Guide to Light is a love letter to the building trades and to the people who work them. This book is populated by people who think they will be saved by work and by those who know they won’t. It looks at the fragile seam that runs between the job site and the home, about the ways that family and work bleed into one another.”
Jesse Bertron is a plumber's apprentice living in Austin, Texas. He has an MFA in Poetry from Vanderbilt University. He is co-director of Poetry at Round Top, an annual festival in rural Texas.
Eddie is a poet, spoken word artist, storyteller, and educator originally from the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, currently residing in San Antonio. His poetry has been displayed on VIA Buses and downtown San Antonio buildings. In 2017, he was the runner-up in the Haiku Death Match at the National Poetry Slam. His first full-length collection of poetry, Chicharra Chorus, was published in 2019 by FlowerSong Press and he is the 2021 recipient of the Literary Arts Grant from the Luminaria Artist Foundation. Vega writes about food, Tejano culture, social justice, and the intersections thereof. Known as the Taco-Poet of Texas, he can be found at an open-mic, slam, or taqueria on any given non-quarantine evening anywhere throughout South Texas.