Second Thursday Poetry Open Mic featuring Jason Edwards hosted by Cindy Huyser
Austin poet Jason Edwards will be our feature. Edwards joined the Dallas Slam Team in 1997; in 1998, the team received the first perfect score for a group piece in slam history, and won second place in the 1998 National Poetry Slam. In 2001, he and Ragan Fox formed “TriggerHappyJacks,” a gay performance troupe combining poetry, performance, art, theater, and comedy. After a difficult period that included the loss of his trans-sister and the emergence of schizophrenia, he returned to writing outside of competitive space, recorded an album, and in 2015 was featured at the 20th Anniversary of Austin Slam.
Round Robin Open Mic follows the feature-bring poems to share!