Poet + Social Activist
Theo E.J. Wilson combines love of poetry and passion for social justice. After graduating from Florida A&M University, was introduced to slam poetry while interning at the St. Louis Black Repertory Company. In 2004, he returned to Denver, winning many local slams against Denver’s top competitors. He won the 2007 Erotic Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas, and in 2009, he had the honor of placing 5th in the world at the International World Poetry Slam. He also teaches and lectures with Art-From-Ashes; is the deputy executive director of Shop Talk Live, inc., which stages community dialogues in a barber shop; and speaks with “Rachel’s Challenge,” on ending school violence through compassion. Theo placed 4th in the National Poetry Slam last year.