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Since 2001 Fort Worth Slams has been the #1 SpokenWord and Performance Poetry Organization in North Texas.

It singlehandedly is responsible for coordinating 50% of the metroplex's Top Spokenword and Youth Poetry Events.

Their track record of success is well documented not only in the media and internet but in the hearts and souls of millions who have had the unique experience of a FORT WORTH POETRY SLAM EVENT!

PSI is the certifying organization which host its weekly open mic and poetry slams at the DOCK BOOKSHOP located at 6637 Meadowbrook Dr Fort Worth. Tuesday Nights 8-10pm $5

3 Time National Slam Finalist
4 Time AIPF Poetry Slam Champion
Toronto International Poetry Slam Co Champion
5 Time National Slam Semifinalist
IWPS Slam Finalist
3 Time IWPS Appearance
Arkansas Grand Slam Champion
Great Plains Pile Up Slam Champion
Houston's Last Poet Standing Slam Champion

Forthwrite Youth Accomplishments
Brave New Voices Slam Finalists (3rd) 2015
BNV Slam Semifinalist

BIO: Mr. Michael Guinn-Urban Youth Specialist holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and has successfully fused the art of spokenword and social awareness in a way that has made him one of the most sought after motivational speakers specializing in creative social awareness and youth empowerment. He is also the founder of the PSI Certified Fort Worth National Poetry Slams and the Forth Write National Youth Poetry Team in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area and is internationally renowned as one of the world’s hardest working performance poets, emcees, coordinators, poetry slam masters and youth/adult poetry promoters. Michael is also the co-founder of the NATIONAL POETRY AWARDS and host 3 ongoing poetry open mics for past 16 years. MGE is promoting events so that EVERYONE has a chance to grow and experience real performance poetry and spokenword events. He has featured and performed at venues all over the U.S. and Canada including the Nuyorican Poets Café-New York. Starry Plough in Berkley Ca, Da Poetry Lounge -Los Angeles, Red Cat Jazz - Houston, The Apache Café -Atlanta, Austin Poetry Slams, Neo Soul-Austin, Urban Roots Oklahoma, The Compound-Columbus Ga, 2nd Verse-San Antonio, Toronto, Seattle Slam, The Austin International Poetry Festival, The Valley International Poetry Festival, The Arkansas Grand Slam, The World Poetry Slam Championships just to name a few. Mike’s list of stellar accomplishments include Two Time National slam finalist, 5 time National Poetry Slam Semi-finalist Toronto International Slam Co Champ • 5 Time Fort Worth Grand Slam Champ. 11 time NPS Slam Poet. 4 time Austin International Poetry Slam Champion. Performances with Nikki Govanni, 4 Time National Slam Champion and Pushchart Award Winner- Ms. Patricia Smith, Malcom Jamal-Warner, Crystal Brown-Tatum- Free The Streets Conference-HBO’s Jessica Holter, BET’s TaalamAcey, Erinn Davenport’s Red Affair’s with Zoe Williams, National Slam Champion-Janean Livingston, Verb Kulture, Ms. Angela Blair, JET Magazine’s Richmond Punch, HBO Def Has worked with notable poets like: NYC’s Mohogany Browne, Chicago’s Red Storm, Rockbaby, Toronto’s Dwayne Morgan, HBO Def Poet’s Shihan, Jason Carney, Maya Angelou, Saul Williams, Joaquin Zihuatenjo, Ed Maybery, Rudy Francisco, Verses And Flows Poets, Imani Cezanne, . For more and follow on @ jordanmichaelg. Please add to your email list.
VIDEO LINKS TO MIKE GUINN! Mike Guinn Art Of Living Youth Slam Video Mike Guinn on WFAA Chanel 8
Mike Guinn Baylor University
Mike Guinn Union Difference Video
Mike Guinn Interview
To book Michael as your speaker/workshop facilitator/host/emcee/promoter. Please contact 972 704 5001

For more on Fort Worth Slams and its history of International events. Contact Mike Guinn

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