Joe Limer is one of the five poets selected to compete on the San Diego Slam Team for the NATIONAL POETRY SLAM in August. He’s also the co-founder of Glassless Minds. He’s also a professor of political science at Palomar College. He also went to law school and was (briefly) a lawyer, before he realized winning didn’t always exactly mean winning. Now Joe uses his voice in a different way– namely through spoken word poetry– to bring light to social and political issues. His closing poem is an exclusive first listen, as he just finished writing it before the recording. Though the poem’s title, “An Open Letter from Yoda,” may not be initially indicative of it, the content definitively epitomizes what Joe means when he says, “I’m not just doing poetry for poetry’s sake.” Other topics: the importance of speaking your truth, haikus for extra credit, and how open mics are saving humanity from the overturn of technology. And, since you’re dying to know, because we forgot to ask: His coffee preference? Beer and chicken wings.
To take a free writing workshops with Joe shoot him an email at: Jlimer@palomar.edu
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