Come hear amazing poems by poets competing for big prizes!
The winner gets a $75 gift certificate to Elliot Bay Books, and the runner up gets a $25 gift certificate to Jai Thai! Come cheer them on, hear or perform some great poetry – and perhaps walk away with a prize!
Brian McCracken is a neurodiverse butterfly on fire who manages to camouflage himself adequately. Except when he’s on stage. He is a founder and gardener of Olympia’s performance poetry community, Olympia People’s Mic. Brian is Olympia’s 1 st Grand Slam champion, 1 st representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam, and competed on Seattle Poetry Slam’s 2014 National Poetry Slam Team, which ranked #8 in the nation. Brian also coached and competed on Olympia’s 2015 & 16 team. He has been published in Activist Writers, Calliope, Underground Voices and two self-published chapbooks, Dotted Lines: A Roadside Manifesto for Word Bleeders and If a Caterpillar Flaps Its Wings. He lives in Olympia, WA and is slowly being weathered into a soggy gray alien.