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Storied: San Francisco

Jul 30, 2020

In this podcast, Josiah picks up where he left off in Part 1, sharing stories from his time with Molotov Mouths, the touring poetry collective from the 1990s. He pivots to talking about the gentrification he saw happening first-hand in the Mission in the late-'90s/early-2000s.

Josiah has been working at City Lights Books in North Beach for the last several years, and he talks about his job at this iconic San Francisco business (which is open during the pandemic).

He ends this podcast with a hella powerful poem about gentrification in the Mission. Please visit our website to read the words to "Galeria de la Raza Blues."

Also, check out Josiah's reading series, Speaking Axolotl, on Facebook.​

We recorded this podcast on Zoom during quarantine in San Francisco in July 2020. Special thanks to S3E1 storyteller Cassandra Dallett for introducing us to Josiah.

Photography by Michelle Kilfeather