Features of the Past, Present, and Future

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 writings can be found in The Legendary, Pank, The Serotonin Factory, Aim for the head, and The Used furniture Review, 

 

After a lot of years competing in slam poetry, Omar has represented New Jersey (Loserslam) and New York (Nuyorican & Urbana) at the National Poetry Slam. Omar has been on final stage at Nationals (placing second in 2014) and Rustbelt. Omar has also hosted multiple poetry shows and events from Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Urbana, as well as the Word x Word festival (people find me funny it validates me!). 

 

Omar can be found contributing essays on Black Nerd Problems, a website he co-founded with Will Evans. Meaning, whenever you see a nerd talking comics or cartoons, look in their fandom… you’ll see Omar.

January 12, 2017 Feature: Omar Holmon

January 12, 2017 Feature: Omar Holmon

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 writings can be found in The Legendary, Pank, The Serotonin Factory, Aim for the head, and The Used furniture Review, 

 

After a lot of years competing in slam poetry, Omar has represented New Jersey (Loserslam) and New York (Nuyorican & Urbana) at the National Poetry Slam. Omar has been on final stage at Nationals (placing second in 2014) and Rustbelt. Omar has also hosted multiple poetry shows and events from Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Urbana, as well as the Word x Word festival (people find me funny it validates me!). 

 

Omar can be found contributing essays on Black Nerd Problems, a website he co-founded with Will Evans. Meaning, whenever you see a nerd talking comics or cartoons, look in their fandom… you’ll see Omar.

December 9, 2016 Feature: Mike Rosen

Best known for the viral video “When God Happens,” Mike Rosen has twice finished in the Top Ten at College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational where he was given the Torchbearer’s Award in 2016. He was a Grand Slam Finalist at Rustbelt Regional Slam, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Urbana Poetry Slam and Intangible Slam. He was named Best Male Poet at the Wade-Lewis Poetry Slam Invitational 2011,  and recently performed in several cities in India including for a capacity crowd at High Spirits Café in Pune. He continues to serve as coach of the Wesleyan University slam team, and his work has been published in UpWorthy, Button Poetry, Chronogram and Insight. He is currently the Events Curator for TheAtlas Review.

Nov 25, 2016 Feature: Melissa Lozado-Oliva

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a spoken word poet & educator living in Boston whose fierceness and charm have made her a near-instant slam poetry phenomenon. She is a current National Poetry Slam Champion, a Brenda Moosey Video Slam Champion, and the author of the chapbook Plastic Pájaros. Her poem "Like Totally Whatever" scored the highest at the National Poetry Slam finals, propelling her team to victory and herself into the national spotlight, appearing on Upworthy, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and countless other media outlets. Melissa's ability to speak truth to power as an unapologetically feminist Latina comes as a breath of fresh air to audiences perhaps expecting the "same old slam poetry". Blending power, warmth, and flat-out hilarity, Melissa leaves audiences not only excited about changing the world, but excited about being a part of that change.

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