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March 26, 2017

As you guys know, this is my second year being on the team, so I’ve seen my share of VIP slams. I have to say, what our feature Ashe Vernon and Jordan Hamilton did, I haven’t seen before. They have a poetry performance called "The Boatman", with the two of them and one local person from whatever city they’re in (this time it was me) and it combines poetry with performance art. This feature was awe...

March 1, 2017

This Saturday, Houston VIP had our Grand Slam competition for all the poets who had amassed the most points throughout the slam season. Seven poets competed for a spot to make the team, which will go to national competition. A wide range of topics and performance styles hit the stage, and thanks to our audience, who packed Warehouse Live for us and created a supportive atmosphere, it was a welcomi...

February 20, 2017

This Saturday, at Rice University, Houston V.I.P. performed at a TEDx talk themed (Un)Common Knowledge. The event was focused on examining commonly held beliefs, and exploring them more deeply. Houston V.I.P.’s performance was titled (In)Visible Diseases, focusing on the illnesses that plague everyday people like ourselves, which are not necessarily visible to the naked eye.

Our performance was int...

January 31, 2017

Our Double Up Slam truly lived up to it’s potential!

Filled with high energy and comedic moments by our dynamic host (me), this slam was one for the books! Houston VIP slam continues to live up to it’s potential as a place where anyone can grace the stage with whatever is on their hearts.

Each poet carried their words with such responsibility. Every performance whether it be “If Cars Could Talk” by...

January 13, 2017

This was absolutely my favorite slam of the year. Okay, it was our only slam in 2017 so far, but can you blame me?! I really enjoy being a member of this slam team, but last night showed me that the reach of Houston VIP extends beyond the team, beyond slam, into a beautiful city full of artists who want to share their work. We had our Women of the World Slam Qualifier, and we boasted more competit...

September 26, 2016

It was yet another intense, emotional, heartwarming, packed-house show at Houston V.I.P. Slam! And this month we were gathered to celebrate not only the poetry, but also, our V.I.P. community. We wished a very happy birthday to Desmond Jones, our social media coordinator and great friend. Houston V.I.P. would not be what it is today without Desmond’s years of selfless commitment to growing our org...

August 10, 2016

We meet again. Or in my case, we met for the first time. I'm so glad they chose me to write this post because seeing the National Poetry Slam through rookie eyes was something to behold. As far as the week goes, there were amazing workshops, awesome competitions and poetry coming at us from every direction. My personal favorites were Slam 101 with Ed Mabrey and the Nerd Slam, which required you to...

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