was born with Spina Bifida in Fort Campbell, KY/TN. but grew up in San Jose, California. He writes and performs all over the world. McGee won the 2003 National Poetry Slam Individual Grand Championship and the 2006 Individual World Poetry Slam Championship, becoming the first to attain both titles. He has served time as a pirate radio station disc jockey, altar boy, travel agent, floor sweeper, hip hop emcee, band leader, and screenwriter. McGee was one of the first American poets to perform at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne) and also at the Glastonbury Festival, UK. Find him at mikemcgee.net
is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer and performance poet from Long Beach, California. She has competed in five National Poetry Slams, opened for indie rock acts The Cold War Kids and Meiko, and curated events for the Getty Center, the Smithsonian, the city of Los Angeles, GirlFest, The Drums Inside Your Chest and more. She is the author or two books of poetry, Sleepyhead Assassins (Moon Tide Press) and Rise of the Trust Fall (Write Bloody Press), and has a forth coming book in Fall of 2012 called Glitter In the Blood. She is the co-founder and director of Write Now Poets and can be easily stalked at thecultofmindy.com
is a Brooklyn based Author known for electrifying readings. His first full collection of poems, The New Clean, was released in 2011 from Write Bloody Publishing. Jon is Director of Poetry Education at the Positive Health Project (a syringe exchange center located in Midtown Manhattan), an adjunct with the City University of New York, as well as a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC. He delivered the 2010 commencement address at the Bronx Academy of Letters, and starred in the 2011 web-series “Verse: A Murder Mystery” from Rattapallax Films. He's represented New York City multiple times at the National Poetry Slam, and tours extensively, nationally and internationally, but lives in Brooklyn, where he makes better tuna salad than anyone you know. Say yes to www.jonsands.com.
...is a writer and performer based out of Jamaica Plain, MA. He's represented Boston at the National Poetry Slam and the Individual World Poetry Slam; co-founded the Whitehaus Family Record, a venue and arts collective in Jamaica Plain; been published online and in print in Danse Macabe and Lunchbox Quarterly; has published Uncontrolled Experiments in Freedom in 2008 and Yesterday Won't Goodbye in 2010 with Write Bloody Press. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice. Get in to Brian's head: www.whitehausfamilyrecord.com