Mike's Open Road
San Jose Team
Public Television: Season 4
Austin Slam Poetry
exploring options, open mic, performing, taking a leap
For over a decade, Mike Henry has played an instrumental role of the Poetry Slam Movement, which is a creative expression of poetry performed on stage. Mike first became interested in Slam Poetry when he moved to Texas. While Mike has always been interested in poetry and writing, the thought of stage performance intimidated him. After a year of watching other performers, Mike finally performed. Although, "the first time the angels might not have sang," Mike earned his keep, and as of 1998, has held the title of Slammaster of the Austin Poetry Slam.