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Button Poetry at Icehouse V: Rudy Francisco Release Party

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The show is officially SOLD OUT! No tickets will be sold at the door.

Release party for Rudy Francisco's debut book, Helium! Rudy will perform poems from the book and will be available to sign copies afterward.

Show is all ages, but content will not be censored.
Doors at 7 p.m. // Show at 7:30 p.m.
$15 in advance // $20 at the door

Opening performers Bernard Ferguson and Lula Saleh
Hosted by Rob Mitchell

About the Book:

Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Francisco's poems and quotes have been viewed and shared millions of times as he has traveled the country and the world performing for sell-out crowds. Helium is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and political, blending love poems, self-reflection, and biting cultural critique on class, race and gender into an unforgettable whole. Ultimately, Francisco's work rises above the chaos to offer a fresh and positive perspective of shared humanity and beauty.

About the Author:

Rudy Francisco is one of the most recognizable names in Spoken Word Poetry. He was born, raised and still resides in San Diego, California. As an artist, Francisco is an amalgamation of social critique, introspection, honesty and humor. He uses personal narratives to discuss the politics of race, class, gender and religion while simultaneously pinpointing and reinforcing the interconnected nature of human existence. He is the 2009 National Underground Poetry Slam Champion, 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and appeared on TV One's "Verses and Flow." He has shared stages with artist such as Gladys Knight, Jordin Sparks, Musiq Soul Child and Jill Scott. Francisco works to assist others in harnessing their creativity while cultivating his own.