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SpokenHeard with George Watsky and host Susan Dobbe Chase

  • Broadcast in Poetry
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George Watsky is a writer and performer who believes in the equal power of the tear and the belly laugh.  He aims to cross-pollinate the stage, screen and stereo with work that speaks to both the humor and frustrations of modern life.George was featured on Def Poetry on HBO. He was theYouth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion, Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Champion, and performed in six consecutive Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals. The last three of those audiences, all topping out at over 3,000, were the largest ever for poetry slams anywhere in the world. Watsky performed live at the NAACP Image Awards, the Hip-hop Theater Festival and as a guest on the Ellen Degeneres Show. As an emcee, Watsky has performed on both coasts with his band Invisible Inc. George’s self-released debut, Watsky, reached as high as #7 on the iTunes Hip Hop albums chart.