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Spoken Word and Slam Poetry

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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

Benedicto Figueroa is a self taught writer, actor, poet, and stage performer. He founded Jersey City Slam in 2009 . In 2012 Figueroa was named Poet Laureate of Union City, NJ and was the recipient of the Person of Influence at the 2014... more

Honey Sanaa is from Mississippi and currently lives in New Orleans. She holds two bachelor's degrees in English and French and a Master's degree in Secondary Education. She is the co-founder of Collective Hip-Hop: An... more

Born and raised in Chicago Illinois, 22 year old Steven Willis uses his creative writing background to poetically reflect on the pop culture issues of our time. With art heavily influenced by urban life and religion, Steven mixes elements of... more

Award-winning Poet and Author Suzi Q. Smith lives with her brilliant daughter in Denver, Colorado. In addition to working as a teaching artist in Denver, Suzi Q. has toured the United States for over a decade. Among the most well-known... more

Award-winning poet Lorraine Cipriano enjoys writing poetry that focuses on themes such as steam punk, Buddhism, and feminism. She is the co-founder of a long-running literary series at the Sanger Branch of the Toledo Lucas County... more