Mike's Open Road

MIKE HENRY

Slam Poet
Austin Slam Poetry

“I found quickly this world of poetry and performing: this is it; this is my juice. This is what drives me.”

INTERESTS:

Writing

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Community Culture Dedication Determination Family Individualism Talent Exploration

TAGS:

exploring options, open mic, performing, taking a leap

BIOGRAPHY:

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.

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