Spoken Word poet, Buddy Wakefield, Three Time World Champion

7:00 PM, Thursday, February 7, 2013
Randall Jarrell Lecture Hall, Jackson Library, UNCG
Visiting writer

The UNCG Center for Creative Writing in the Arts and the MFA Writing Program at UNCG will host a performance by spoken word poet Buddy Wakefield on Thursday, February 7th, at 7:00 PM in the Randall Jarrell Lecture Hall of the Jackson Library. The reading is free and open to the public.

Buddy Wakefield is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands against the national champions of seven European countries with works translated into Dutch.

In 2005 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship again and has gone on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in hundreds of venues internationally from The Great Lawn in Central Park and Scotland’s Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and First Avenue.