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So I simply adore comming across the kindred cosmic ones..as feel we are linked together by a universal yet invisible thread...That is exactly How I feel about this episode's guest..Billy Tuggle...
Billy Tuggle is a South Side Chicago native; a vocalist, performance poet, mentor and teaching artist. His involvement with HipHop culture and the competitive art of poetry slam has enabled him to perform and facilitate workshops in his craft across North America. Also known as Karma Threesixty, Billy has presented his work in such diverse venues as the University of Connecticut, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History among others. He represented his home town a for 10 years running as a competitor and/or coach in the National Poetry Slam and is a 2006 Rustbelt Champion [Team Mental Graffiti]. Billy has shared stages with such luminous writers/performers as Patricia Smith, Saul Williams, DJ Spinna, Brother Ali, Psalm One and KRS-ONE. He is a member of the PolyRhythmic arts collective; co-founder of the Chicago Four Star Poetry Club; curator of the Haiku Battle Royal; co-host of the long running open mic In One Ear. Often published and recorded, his latest printed collection, 'The Way of the B-Boy', is a series of poems and meditations of HipHop culture, its urban roots and its global reach.
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