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While I was born in Chicago and proudly called it home for close to a decade, the South is where I've invested most of my time, heart and career.
Poetry has long been my passion, and while I can boast a number of skills in critical theory and information technology, it's poetry that's received more than 25 years of my constant dedication. To me, poetry has been and still is concentrated, mood altering, intense and life changing. In 2000, I accepted the responsibility of being the poetry slam master of Little Rock, Arkansas, and have continued to bear the commitment to the present. While the chaotic word combat of poetry slams provides a thrilling and captivating atmosphere, it is not the whole of poetry for me.
I understand the power of words and have striven not only to share them with my community and peers but also to help shape and build something lasting. As the founder and president of Poets in the Streets, I've taken an active part in improving literacy throughout Arkansas and surrounding states, bringing an innovative, engaging, and inclusive perspective to students of all ages.
Winning Entry: My Candidate of Choice
Contest Won: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 2011, Honorable Mention