CAB Coffeehouse Performance: Alvin Lau

April 14, 2010 at 78 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeApril 14, 2010 at 78 p.m.

Alvin is back. Slam poet Alvin Lau will be making a stop at Gustavus to share his inspirational and moving slam poetry.! Make sure to come by the Courtyard Caf?? to check out Alvin's message. From Alvin's official website:

"Alvin Lau is a Chicago native, writer of poetry and prose, and proud son of Chinese immigrants. An avid competitor in poetry slams, he is the highest ranking Asian-American slam poet of all time and has won more high stakes poetry slams than any other poet in the world. He is a two-time champion of Louder than a Bomb: the Chicago Youth Poetry Slam, two-time champion of Brave New Voices: the National Youth Poetry Slam, a four-time regional slam champion, a five-time national finalist & 2006 individual runner-up, a Pushcart Nominee, and in 2007 he was named "Poet of Conscience" by Amnesty International. His work has appeared across various media, including Rattle Magazine's Tribute to Slam, the Poetry Foundation online, National Public Radio, numerous literary journals and anthologies, and the fifth and sixth seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam. He is also part of Buddy Wakefield's Bullhorn Collective, composed of the top 30 slam poets in the world. He has shared stages with Nikki Giovanni, Talib Kweli, Buddy Guy, and nearly every major performance poet in the canon, and performed at hundreds of colleges across the country, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Sarah Lawrence College. Favorites include mangoes, tequila, and Lupe Fiasco."


PostedApr 17, 2019