Outspoken Bean Jan2014

Age: 27

Location: Houston

Goals: To do what I love… Forever.

Talents: Speaking and performing.

Motivation:  School loans mixed with my stubbornness to make this
(performance poet) work.

Present Projects:  Meta-Four Houston (Head coach of Houston’s youth
poetry slam: A project of Writers in the Schools).  Houston V.I.P.
Poetry Slam Team.  Converse (touring my one-man show). Continuously
producing work.

What’s a misconception about you? 

That I think of poetry as a hobby.

What do you like about slam?

  That it forces me to create new work
and get instant perspectives from an audience literally from around
the country.  Also, it is a great network.  I use slam as a tool to
better my craft.

How would you describe your work? 

Energetic. Passionate. Profound.
Intriguing. Eventually timeless will be added. I want people to be
engulfed within my work.

What do you like most about traveling? 

Getting there and meeting
people especially after a performance.

What achievements are you most known for?

Being ranked 9th in
Individual World Poetry Slam 2013. Being the spoken-word artist that
wasn’t published to be nominated for Texas Poet Laurette 2012. My
one-man show Converse premiering on 42nd Street in NYC for the
UnitedSolo Festival 2013.

If you had the opportunity to recite for our president which one of
your poems would you do and why that piece? 

Failure.  It’s my
favorite poem that I perform.  I feel that it will automatically
re-address some issues about our prison systems that need to change.
Here is the link–>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eixI34pysM0

What’s one question you wish people would ask you?

What do I need?
lol But, for real.

What’s your fondest memory on stage so far? 

Too many

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