S. Bryan Medina has been a fixture on the Fresno literary community for over 19 years. A former student of California’s Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, his poetry has graced stages in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Kansas City. He founded the Inner Ear/Beat Down Slam as a way to free poetry from the confines of academic institutions, making it accessible to all. Bryan has been awarded two City of Fresno Commendations for contributions to Fresno’s rich artistic and cultural heritage and has been featured as one of the four “Fresno Poets” from writer Nick Belardes’s Distinguished Valley Writers series as well as appeared in journals such as Poetry, Flies, Cockroaches, and Poets, In The Gove, The San Joaquin Review, Jubilee, and Invisible Memoirs and was an Honorable Mention in the ‘06 Larry Levis Poetry Prize. He is a recent graduate of Fresno Pacific University and plans to teach Special Education.
Writer, Spoken word, Poetry, Performance artist, Actor
I'm setting up a photography home studio at my house starting Dec. 23 for family portrait and headshots. If you still need one, drop by my house (let's set up time) and bring a USB storage device with you (or a blank CD-R). We'll do a quick take, no cost..
Oh btw, I entered the Annual Inner Ear Jam on the events page... Poetry has not been represented here lately, so I thought I'd put it in...
If you can believe it I'm actually looking forward to this friday too:) I only wish I had more time to write...but I don't even have time to think most day's, so writing is out of the question:(...it'll get better though. Thanks for the add.
Thank you for joining our friends and for all of the work you are doing with the youth who so much need you and benefit by this creative outlet - outstanding! We're looking forward to following your projects and to sharing through this great interactive site!
Hey Brian- I'm so glad to hear from you. Great timing. You have been on my mind. I really, from the heart, want to thank you for participating in our event. I just love your poetry, truly. I'm kinda on a just say no to Fresno kick right now. So many artists, organizations and so on said they were down to support this project and the kids and they were all a no show and the kids noticed it. So thanks so much for coming and laying it down.