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Spoken Word Federation Gets Ready To Rumble At ‘Verbal Assault’

Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

Operation FreeSoul poet David "AndYes" Loret de Mola in the CapRadio Garden

Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio

Poet and reigning Grand Slam Poetry Champion of Sacramento AndYes returns to Insight to discuss the launch of the Spoken Word Federation at its inaugural event. AndYes, also known as David Loret de Mola, is a spoken word poet and artist in Sacramento.

You can see words collide at “SWF Verbal Assault: Spoken Word Meets Pro Wrestling” at Brickhouse Gallery on Saturday April 20 starting at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature five head to head matchups:

  • Ike Torres vs. Coon the Poet

  • Grace Loescher vs. J-Rowe

  • Rob Esperanza vs. Spacewalker

  • Sho Nuff vs. Stacy Gee

  • CharRon vs. Marvin

Watch AndYes and some of the Verbal Assault Competitors perform:

Correction: A previous version of this page misnamed the Spoken Word Federation. It has been updated.

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