POETRY FEATURE – HOUSTON HUGHES is a wordsmith and a performer; a spoken word artist whose work covers comedy, drama, tragedy, storytelling, and political commentary, all expertly worded and performed with a tremendous stage-presence which lends his words even more power. Houston was introduced to poetry slam in 2006, and by 2010 had made finals stage at the Individual World Poetry Slam, placing him among the top 12 performance poets in the world. In the time in between, he won individual recognition at the 2008 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational tournament, led the Hendrix College team to win the Region 12 championship in 2009, and was part of the Ozark Poetry Slam team for 2 years. In 2012 he helped lead the team that put on that years wildly successful Individual World Poetry Slam. He has toured across the country and has opened for a variety nationally known acts such as Saul Williams and Otep. He currently resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he serves as slam master and emcee for the poetry slam and variety show Fayetteville Word Wars. www.houstonhughes.tk
BONUS RUCKUS – The Return of “Our wildly un-original, historically inaccurate, culturally misappropriated pre St. Paddy’s Day, Limerick” Challenge! Oh, the semi-well-intentioned drunken Paddy Revellers are sloshing through the slush soaked streets around Park Ave in search for kisses right now! The limerick poetic form actually originated in England. Go figure. I’ve spent entirely too much time on Wiki reading up on this structured form of nonsense poetry, meant to drop the brows of even the most stalwart Dirty Gerunder. Bring us your grossest, sassiest, blush inducing-est, groan-iest, disgusting-est Limerick and win a box of Lucky Charms. Neither Limericks or Lucky Charms are actually Irish. We figure if we’re gonna get it all wrong, we might as well get it all wrong all the way! Save some beer money for Monday! Winner also gets a drink on us!
DUCT TAPE BAND only wears green when it goes with their funky grooves! Snacks & Visual Artist TBA! YOSH & CHICKEN don’t care for TBA, they dig certainty! We’re certain you’ll have a fine time with us tomorrow. We will leave you with some footage from our feature!