Josiah Luis Alderete

Josiah Luis Alderete by Michelle Kilfeather (cropped)

Josiah Luis Alderete is a full blooded Pocho, Spanglish speaking poeta who has been an active part of la Area Bahia’s spoken word scene for over twenty years. He was a founding member of outspoken word group “The Molotov Mouths” and is the curator and host of the long running monthly Chicano/Latinx reading series Speaking Axolotl which happens the 3rd Thursday of every month in el Zoom mundo. Josiah’s book of poems, Baby Axolotls y Old Pochos is being released this year from Black Freighter Press. Photo by Michelle Kilfeather (cropped).


Josiah invited Amanda Muñiz to perform in the subsequent show, on April 5, 2021.