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Chris August

Chris August


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For over ten years, Chris August worked as a special educator in and around Baltimore city. During this time, he spent all of his free moments writing poetry and traveling the country to perform it. Over that time, he became involved in the national slam poetry community, which challenges writers to take their poetic works to the stage, competing with performance-ready versions of their best work. Chris has been a member of seven nationally competitive performance poetry teams, and was named the number one slam poet in the world at the 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam held in Cleveland, Ohio.
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