Aspen Words will host a Community Poetry Slam at Steve’s Guitars, welcoming poets of all ages and backgrounds to participate in this celebration of our community’s voices! Poets should arrive at 5:15pm to sign up for a spot in the evening’s line up. Slam begins at 6pm. Tickets will be sold at the door. $5 for kids 18 and under, $10 for adults. Cash only. MC’d by professional performance poet Hakeem Furious.
Hakeem Furious (also known as Andre Marteen) is a Rocky Mountain native who currently lives in Florida. He has attended the international poetry competition Brave New Voices, has performed at New York City’s infamous Apollo Theater twice, and in 2014 released his debut project “Leaky Nostrils, Monogamous Swans”: a blend of hip hop and poetry. In 2015, Hakeem was a member of the 4th place national Denver Mercury Cafe Slam team representing them on finals stage in Oakland. He was the venue champion of the 2016 Denver Mercury Team selection, 2016 Denver Mercury IWPS Representative and a competing member of the 2016 SlamNUBA team. He now acts as the co-executive director of SlamNUBA. Hakeem travels the country performing poetry for a living and works on progressive music with his lyricist collective Cap 6. He plans to release his first book “Dinner with The Ego” in 2017.