The Show! Neo Soul Slam Finals Ft. Kevin Kantor

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The Show! Neo Soul Slam Finals Ft. Kevin Kantor
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The Show! Neo Soul Slam Finals Ft. Kevin Kantor says
Austin NeoSoul 2016 Grand Slam Finals! The top poets from the 2016 season will face off and YOU will determine which of them will represent NeoSoul in Decatur Ga for the National Poetry Slam.

Allen Small
Ashe Vernon
Christopher Michael
Danny Strack
Frank Shanchez
Glori B
John Crow
Julian Copado
Kelene Blake
Teresa Johnson

About our feature:
Kevin Kantor is a spoken word poet, actor, teaching artist, & queer agent for social change. They are the founder & former artistic director of Greeley, Colorado’s SOAPbox Productions, a theatre company & poetry venue dedicated to furthering conversations that are politically engaged & culturally conscious through live performance art.

Kevin has toured nationally with his poetry, performing & leading workshops at colleges & universities across the country. Their collective work has garnered over 5 million views on YouTube.

Kevin's writing, which aims to subvert toxic masculinity, explore survivorship & trauma, & raise queer voices, has been featured on The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Upworthy, & is forthcoming in the anthology We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out (Holt Paperback). Most recently, Kevin was featured on an episode of John Ridley’s ABC drama American Crime.

Kevin was the coach & competing member of the University Of Northern Colorado’s 2014 and 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational Teams, both of which placed in Semi-Finals. At CUPSI 2015, they were awarded “Best of The Rest” and “Best Persona Poem.” Kevin was also a member of the 2012 Denver Minor Disturbance Poetry Slam Team, which took 1st in the world at Brave New Voices in Oakland, California.

Doors at 8 pm
Cover $10
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By: Neo Soul Poetry Lounge