Featured Poets: Scott Thomas Outlar and Ryan J
|Scott Thomas Outlar is a published poet whose work has been translated into five languages. His most recent books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015); Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016); Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016); and Poison in Paradise (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). Scott is a weekly contributor to the Dissident Voice Sunday Poetry Page and also serves as an editor for The Peregrine Muse. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Visit 17Numa.wordpress.com for links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and live performances. |
|Ryan J won his first poetry slam in 2014 at the Bad Mamma Jamma Slam, hosted by Art As An Agent For Change in Milledgeville. He went on to attend Mercer University and co-found Point B.LA.N.K, the University's premiere Spoken Word team. They competed in the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational in 2015 and placed 20th in the nation. Ryan returned to C.U.P.S.I the following year as a Point B.L.A.N.K. assistant coach and team poet. He graduated from Mercer with a BA in Environmental Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management. Ryan lives in Snellville where he is dedicated to community and youth outreach through Spoken Word and other performing arts. |
Open Mic between sets. All spoken word artists are invited to participate.