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Spoken Word and Slam Poetry

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A Rutgers graduate, Omar Holmon started out doing poetry just to see what he could get away with saying at upscale events. Omar has been featured in Laphroaig Whiskey (commercial), Ted X, Button Poetry, Verses and Flow. His... more

Since 1997, Jack Tapestry has been a staple of the OKC poetry community. Transitioning between poet, host, slammaster, and comedian his words run a gauntlet from the profound to the profane. "The best poet you've never heard... more

Evander Wilson is a teaching artist based in Providence. They are queer and not quiet. They have been featured, facilitated workshops and directed discussion at colleges, universities, slam venues, and community organizations around New... more

RJ Walker is a performance poet from Salt Lake City, Utah. RJ Has performed at the national poetry slam thrice, representing Salt Lake City, and Sugar House Utah. He has also represented Sugar House twice at the Individual world poetry... more

Slangston Hughes was the first ever Word War grand slam champion in 2008 (Baltimore) and the 2010 Baltimore Crown Awards "Poet of the Year" recipient. His work has been published in the Poets ‘ America anthology via... more

Gabriel De Los Reyes is an emerging artist with talents in the Hip Hop and Production Field. He is currently acting in Shakespeare Miami's ?Merchant of Venice?. He has graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison off a... more

Mark Skrzypczak is from New Jersey, didn't attend a top 50 university, but he can write some mean haiku. Mark is the currently the co-slammaster of the Jersey City Slam. His active involvement in the community earned him the nomination as... more

Alyssa St. Franc is a college student from Providence, RI. She found her poetry home at the Providence Poetry Slam. She hopes her work will inspire others to think creatively and to use their voices to share their stories. Alyssa was a... more

Rachel Wiley is a performer, poet, and fat positive activist from Columbus, Ohio. She has a BA in Theatre Studies from Capital University. Rachel has represented Columbus in multiple National Poetry Slam Competitions and was a finalist twice... more

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion, a Brenda Moosey Video Slam winner & the author of the chapbooks Plastic Pájaros & rude girl is lonely girl! She has been featured in Bustle,... more