World Champion poetry slammer Joaquin Zihuatenejo will be at the International Book Fair this Saturday to host a teen poetry slam at 3pm. Joaquin is a poet, spoken word artist, and award winning teacher. Joaquin's hilariously manic presentation is full of compassion and nuance. In 2005, Joaquin was featured on season five of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry for HBO. Joaquin was chosen to represent the U.S. at the 2009 World Cup of Poetry Slam in Paris, France, a competition that he won--besting 13 poets from 13 different nations--making him the number one ranked slam poet in the world.
So bring your best poetry and come on out to the Central Library to show us what you've got!