East Meets Words Open Mic Featuring Will Giles

East Meets Words Featuring Will Giles
from Last Words * First Songs Tour

WILL GILES is a second generation Samoan ­American poet, playwright, and educator from Hawaii. He is a Kundiman Poetry Fellow who studied with the First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he debuted his one man show Still Born. His work navigates post colonial oppression, masculinity, and the disconnect of immigrant identity for those still drowning in their own blood. Will has performed and facilitated poetry workshops in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Guahan, England, and across the United States. He currently works as the Workshop Coordinator for the nonprofit organization Pacific Tongues on Oahu, is a Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Champion, and is the 2015 National Underground Poetry Slam Champion. He thinks you're exquisite.

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