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Last night the Berkeley Poetry Slam‘s guiding force over the last couple of years stepped down from her official slam master duties. Betsy Gomez has worked tirelessly to promote, organize, and ensure that Bay Area poets have a weekly space to perform, create, and engage with one another. For a lot of us the Berkeley Poetry Slam is a home and Betsy’s commitment to providing us with one extends back to when the original founder of the show, Ekhabhumi Charles Ellik, was still the slam master. She has watched a lot of us grow and become better artists. She’s been there to cheer us on, she’s been there as a friend, she’s fed us, shared drinks with us– she is one of us, happy to see us shine while doing all of the necessary and important work that rarely shines the spotlight on her.
Thank you so much, Betsy, for everything you have done. We love you. We’re excited to see what’s to come. You’re always family and please let us know how we can support you as you have always been there to support us.