“I Am Rising”: Joaquin Zihuatanejo


Joaquin Zihuatanejo is Rising! http://onebillionrising.org

Joaquin Zihuatanejo is an award winning teacher, published poet and World Poetry Slam Champion. Joaquin is the author of Barrio Songs, OF FIRE AND RAIN, and Family Tree. He seeks to empower youth to use their voices and pens to write the wrongs of the world. Joaquin has two passions in his life, his wife Aida and poetry always in that order. Find Joaquin on twitter at coolpoetjz and online at artspeakspoet.com.


  1. Just wondered if you've followed any of this Billion rising Valentine's day thing. I learned the dance but pulled a muscle in my leg!
    This guy's poem got me – children of Africa and elephants.

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