Toaster is the co-creator of Big Kid Slam. He has performed at every level of poetry slam, becoming the Grand Slam Champion of Berkeley (2012) and Mental Graffiti (2016), a finalist in the Individual World Poetry Slam (2016) and the National Underground Poetry Individual Competition (2014). He’s facilitated rap, graffiti and poetry workshops across the US for over a decade and recently accepted a Teaching Artist Fellowship with Young Chicago Authors. Toaster has been featured on many media outlets including Button Poetry, All Def Digital, Sofar Sounds, National Public Radio, and SF Weekly. If you’d like to learn more about Toaster, ask his mom- she put a scrapbook together.

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