We Got Game: POPS the Club Anthology VI

We Got Game: POPS the Club Anthology VI

We Got Game: POPS the Club Anthology VI

We Got Game: POPS the Club Anthology VI


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POPS writers and artists offer their stories, poems and images that tell the tale of what it is to live in dangerous neighborhoods, to love people in prison and jail and those who have been deported, to feel invisible and resilient, unseen and loved, unheard and important, sad and determined.

POPS stands for pain of the prison system, and POPS the Club students know that pain but they also know the pleasures of camaraderie and the power of community, openness and kindness, mindfulness, and artistry. Theirs are the voices and visions we need to hear if we wish to understand ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578477589
Publisher: Popstheclub.Com, Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2019
Series: Pops the Club Anthology , #6
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Amy Friedman is the author of numerous books, including the memoir Desperado's Wife. She is an editor, writing teacher, ghostwriter and founder and Executive Director of POPS the Club.

Lauren Marks is the author of the memoir A Stitch of Time, and has written essays published nationally and internationally. She works as a speaker, advocate, and serves as the Grants and Communication Manager at POPS the Club. www.AStitchOfTime.com

Phil America is an artist, designer and activist who has worked with numerous brands and organizations and shown art in museums around the world. He is also a volunteer with POPS the Club. philamerica.com

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is POPS by Claire LaZebnik

In the Room - John Rodriguez

Section One: Home Field Advantage

poetry, stories and artwork by Kemberlyn Blue, Emily Salazar, Janna Rae Nieto, Daisy Hernandez, Hugo Sanchez, Brianna Myricks, Angela Fajardo

Six Word Memoir by Nicole de la Cruz

Section Two: Warm Up

poetry, stories and artwork by Jabari Khalil Roberts, Leahnora Castillo, Danaeshia Cuff, Mireya Sanchez Annabali, Milena Mousli, John Rodriguez, Sonia Faye Lukitch, Marquasha Kitchen

Six Word Memoir

Section Three: Between the Lines

poetry, stories and artwork by Alejandra Valadez, Gissele Galletan, Kennedy King, Joslyn Stevenson, Sonia Lukitch Faye, and Mikey Rodriguez

Six Word Memoir

Section Four: Foul Territory

poetry, stories and artwork by Daisy Hernandez, Milena Mousli, Janna Rae Nieto, Amy Medina, Yachi Bonilla, and Julian Izaguirre, Martha Robles, Leslie Mateos and Virginia Villalta

Six Word Memoirs

Section Five: Teammates

poetry, stories and artwork by the students of Culver High, LA High School of the Arts, Venice and Santa Monica High POPS clubs, Danaeshia Cuff, Daniel Ortiz, Hugo Sanchez, Janna Rae Nieto, John Rodriguez, Kemberlyn Blue, Mya Edwards

Six Word Memoir by Montserrat Hernandez

Section Six: Postcards from Home Plate

postcards by Mya Edwards, Kennedy King and Leidy Marquez (as well as anonymous writers)

Six Word Memoir by Yvleisi Virgen

Section Seven: Out of Bounds

poetry, stories and artwork by Virginia Villalta, Sonia Lukitch Faye, Bryanda Medina, Amy Medina, Daniel Ortiz, Martha Robles, Judith Lopez, Charleeangel Kaewdee, Danaeshia Cuff, Leidy Marquez and Jackie Arias

Six Word Memoir by Nelson Mendez

Section Eight: Underdogs

poetry, stories and artwork by Leslie Mateos, Karen Arellano, Valeria De La Torre, Bianca Lopez, Mireya Sanchez Annabali, Janna Rae Nieto, Angela Fajardo, Edwin Gadiel Lopez, John Rodriguez, Nate Rowley, Nikyle S. Cheeke, Milena Mousli

Six Word Memoirs

Section Nine: Overtime

poetry, stories and artwork by Carter Gray, Lakeia Rambo, Janna Rae Nieto, Fernando Constantino, Zalma Rashid, Alejandra Valadez, Mya Edwards, Gissele Galletan

Six Word Memoirs

Section Ten: Playing for Keeps

poetry, stories and artwork by Zalma Rashid, Daniel Ortiz, Judith Lopez, Kennedy King, Stacie Ramirez, Amy Medina, Kennedy King, Martha Robles, Janna Rae Nieto, Virginia Villalta, Nelson Mendez

Six Word Memoir by Leslie Cortez

Epilogue by Amy Friedman

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