SpokenHeard with Bluz (Boris Rogers) and Susan Dobbe Chase

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Bluz is the slam master and coach of SlamCharlotte, A competitive team of poets whom he led to back to back National Poetry Slam victories in 2007 and 2008. Bluz is the also the 2010 Southern Fried Poetry Slam Champion. He has featured and hosted at the LA Poetry festival 2010 and 2011. As well the National Poetry slam in 2012. Bluz solidified a spot hosting a poetry segment on Charlotte’s #1 urban Radio station, Power 98. 3 time Queen City music awards winner for best spoken word artist. An active member in the community, Bluz has worked on several projects with organizations such Junior Achievement, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Wachovia, Bank Of America, CBS Radio, Radio Disney, ESPN, SPEED TV, BET, and NASCAR where he wrote and performed several intros for the Nationally televised showed NASCAR:TODAY in which he won an EMMY and has an EMMY with RAYCOM sports. Bluz has toured numerous major colleges and universities and shared the stage with several distinguished speakers and poets such as Dr Cornell West, Taylor Mali, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Gil Scott Heron and he has opened for many national recording artist such as Outkast, Amel Larrieux, Yung Jeezy,, Pink Floyd, Last Poets, D'Angelo, John Legend, Del La Sol, KRS ONE and more. He is the author of a book of poetry(Articulate Slang), released 3 cds, and featured at many world famous poetry clubs . Bluz has been regarded as the “most moving writer of our time” by Amnesty International but all of of these accomplishments pale in comparison to his role as fatherto three beautiful children, husband to a dynamic wife, and friend to a core of poets known as the Concrete Generation who constantly helphim push the limit of poetry. Bluz remains a visionary in the art of spoken word and slam poetry. His relentless pursuit to reinvent himself and the art form keep him in the upper echelon of poetry. This is Bluz

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