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Grandma's House Poetry Show feat. Jonathan Mendoza

  • kibbitznest books, brews & blarney 2212 North Clybourn Avenue Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

Jonathan Mendoza is a Boston-bred, Jewish and Mexican-American poet, musician, youth social justice educator, community organizer and activist. He is a National Poetry Slam champion with the House Slam of Boston, Massachusetts, a three-time award winner at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, and the 2018 winner of the Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Contest. Jonathan currently organizes with Pilsen Alliance around gentrification, police brutality, and immigrant rights in Chicago. He is a proud anxious Virgo, Greek yogurt enthusiast, and devout believer in the power of young people to shape this world for the better. 

Twitter + Instagram: @JMendoza010

***$5 suggested donation***

Grandma’s House is a poetry show and open mic tucked in a corner of Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney. Hosted by Chicago poet and self-proclaimed Grandma, Caroline M. Watson, Grandma's House is Chicago's coziest poetry show.  Come on out to perform some of your work or to watch our featured poet. It’s just like being in your Grandma’s living room, only with fewer mothballs and more earth-shattering poetry.