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Acclaimed local poet brings spoken word to the masses

Acclaimed local poet brings spoken word to the masses

Award-winning slam poet Rudy Francisco brings his magnetic words to Florent Restaurant and Lounge in the Gaslamp on Monday, May 21. As part of their monthly Poetry Slam series, the downtown locale welcomes home the native San Diegan, who travels the world with his spoken word poetry. With over 240,000 followers on Facebook, almost 92,000 followers on Instagram and 38,000 followers on Twitter, Rudy speaks truth to many poetry fans around the globe.

With relatable lines like “Cupid is irresponsible, and I’m tired of him using me as target practice,” fans connect to Rudy’s honesty and clamor for more.

Confronting issues like race, politics, love...

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