A few years ago my video “When God Happens,” went viral...ish. Since then I've performed and taught around the world at venues like Yale University and Tang Teaching Museum. My favorite show ever was for a sold-out crowd at High Spirits Café in Pune, India. That was also the last time I’ll ever sing for a crowd again, but that’s another story.
As a competing poet, I have twice finished in the Top Ten at College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational and was awarded the Torchbearer’s Award there in 2016. I was named Best Male Poet at Wade-Lewis Poetry Slam Invitational 2011 and was a finalist at Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam 2012.
As an organizer and educator, I founded the nation’s largest collegiate poetry slam, WESlam, in 2011. It was named Program of the Year by Wesleyan University. I have taught workshops at Columbia/Barnard University, University of Michigan and The Catskill Mountain Foundation. I've also had the privilege of working with student poets at Wesleyan University, mentoring and guiding them to 1st place at Yale University’s Regional Slam and 6th Place at College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.
My work has been published in UpWorthy, Button Poetry, Chronogram and Insight. I currently serve as Events Curator for The Atlas Review.
Whether we're focusing on writing technique, performance mechanics, or community building, my workshops are all about one thing: creating a world where more people feel safe and capable of sharing their stories. Each of my workshops can be catered to the specific needs of your community and I'll often create custom curricula for specific occasions.