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Below that is a whole set of vids from my feature at the Spoken and Heard Poetry Open Mic here in Austin, TX. I was extremely fortunate that the talented Ron G. was there to film the whole thing! Thanks Ron!
Here's a YouTube playlist of the entire set
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Or look around below for particular poems.



 

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Most Recent: Walls and Sidewalks, Dear Lois...,
Why I Slam, Chalk, Goldfish, Scientists in Unrequited Love, Power Struggle, The Cloud Carnival of Cairo, Koala Gnomes, Koala Gnomes 2, Philosopher Hichhiker, Political Theater (Kick Butt).

Poetry Videos: Political Theater (Ruta), Hidden Forbidden Love, Selfish Altruism, Why I Slam (Puroslam), All Hallows Convention, The Holy Grail

Other Films: JugglingGravity: Theory, Fact or Fiction,
In Defense of Definitions
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Videos I'm Not In: APS 2008 Q4 Finals, Freebird, It Ain't Guaranteed.




Walls and Sidewalks
(YouTube Video, runtime: 2.53)
February, 2011
This was recorded by Good Ghost Bill as we walked around UT's West Campus here in Austin, TX.







Dear Lois...
(YouTube Video, runtime: 2.53)
December 2009
This was recorded by Big Poppa E in late 2009.






Why I Slam (I am full of light)
(YouTube Video, runtime: 4:27)
January 17th, 2009
This performance is a bit messed up, I stumbled a bit over some lines... but you'll get the idea.
My buddy Felix Rivas is putting on a show on April 11 at the Dougherty Arts Center, and I'll be performing in the show. He had me recite a poem for his video blog.

 



Chalk

(YouTube Video, runtime: 2:33)
October 12th, 2008 Feature at Spoke
n & Heard Poetry Night at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, TX.

 


Goldfish Haiku

(YouTube Video, runtime: 0:19)
October 12th, 2008 Feature at Spoke
n & Heard Poetry Night at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, TX.

 


Scientists In Unrequited Love

(YouTube Video, runtime: 2:24)
October 12th, 2008 Feature at Spoke
n & Heard Poetry Night at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, TX.

 


Power Struggle

(YouTube Video, runtime: 0:13)
October 12th, 2008 Feature at Spoke
n & Heard Poetry Night at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, TX.

 


The Cloud Carnival of Cairo

(YouTube Video, runtime: 2:56)
October 12th, 2008 Feature at Spoke
n & Heard Poetry Night at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, TX.

 


Juggling (Not a Poem)

(YouTube Video, runtime: 0:43)
October 12th, 2008 Feature at Spoke
n & Heard Poetry Night at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, TX.

 


The Smallest Marsupials of All (The Koala Gnomes)

(YouTube Video, runtime: 3:19)
October 12th, 2008 Feature at Spoke
n & Heard Poetry Night at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, TX.

 


Preview for the Sequel (Koala Gnomes 2)

(YouTube Video, runtime: 2:28)
October 12th, 2008 Feature at Spoke
n & Heard Poetry Night at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, TX.

 


Philosopher Hitchhiker

(YouTube Video, runtime: 2:49)
October 12th, 2008 Feature at Spoke
n & Heard Poetry Night at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, TX.

 


Political Theater

(YouTube Video, runtime: 3:04)
October 12th, 2008 Feature at Spoke
n & Heard Poetry Night at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, TX.

 

 



Political Theater
(YouTube Video) - July 2008

Here's my poem, "Political Theater" performed at Ruta Maya World Headquarters during a slam scrimmage in July of this year. Special thanks to Farid Mohammadi of Texas Nafas for filming! This video was featured as part of the Texas Nafas poetry slam showcase on Austin cable access television (Channel 16) during September and October of 2008.

 


Hidden Forbidden Love
(YouTube Video) - December 2007)

Here's a video of me performing a really old poem at the Austin Slam... I wrote this during the same year I first started slamming and it's the oldest poem I ever do anymore. Special thanks to The Minister, Brian Overman for filming!

 



Selfish Altruism (YouTube Video) - December 2007
This is another old poem, I wrote this as a response to selfish people and to convince Republicans to hold liberal viewpoints on social issues. More thanks to the good Minister...

 


Why I Slam (YouTube Video) - November 2007
Here's me reciting a poem at Puro Slam in San Antonio! Special thanks to Anastacio for filming! 

 


All Hallows Convention
(as Blim Blam) - (YouTube Video, runtime 3:44) - November 2007

And here's a poem I wrote for the 2007 halloween slam. It will probably never again see the light of day because it's not only holiday specific, but the politics will also quickly become dated. More thanks to Anastacio...

 


The Holy Grail (with Team Austin 2007)
(YouTube Video, runtime - 3:51) - August 2007

Check out this video of the guys from the 2007 Austin Slam team (including me) performing a poem in at The Parish, semi-finals at the National Poetry Slam in August of 2007.

 


copyright, Austin Poetry Slam Team, 2007 (includes me)

Gravity: Theory, Fact, or Fiction?
(Jollyville Pictures, runtime: 11:56) - Summer 2006

Don Swaynos, Tate English, and Dano Johnson wrote, directed, filmed & produced this hilarious short (12 minutes) satire about science! This stars T. Lynn Mikeska, Curtis Luciani, John Merriman, Mike Bridgett, Linda Carter,

 


copyright, Jolllyville Pictures

In Defense of Definitions
(Jollyville Pictures, runtime: 3:31) - Autumn 2006

Another satire from Jollyville Pictures, featuring Me and T. Lynn Mikeska, Danny Strack, and John Merriman.

 


copyright, Jolllyville Pictures

It Ain't Guaranteed
(Jollyville Pictures, runtime: 4:27) - Autumn 2006

And finally, Jollyville Tri-County Community Church of Christ presents an original music video by Coughdrop, star of "Theory, Fact, or Fiction?" I'm only in this for a few seconds in footage used from the original movie.

 


copyright, Jolllyville Pictures

Austin Poetry Slam,
Round 3 of Quarter-Finals #4, 2007/2008

(March, 2008,
YouTube Video, runtime- 9:36)

I'm not in this video, but it does feature excellent work from Ruff Draft, Erin Livingston, and Tony Jackson!

Filmed by The Minister. Enjoy!

 


copyright, Erin Livingston, Tom Greene, Tony Jackson, & Mike Henry

Freebird (YouTube Video) - November 2007
I'm not in this one either... This is my friend Emily performing a new poem!

 


copyright, Emily Shafer