By Mary Anne Perez
From: Long Beach Press-Telegram
The Friday night crowd clapped, hooted and snapped their fingers for each poet who stood up to read their work at Fox Coffee House. The poets read from their phones, mostly, expressing loss, frustration with societal expectations and anger at injustice.
One fantasized about dealing with a mechanical friend.
“Time does not stop simply because your friend is a robot,” one man read.