Sunday, December 10, 2006

Alvin Lau, Slam Poet

Meet Alvin Lau, Slam Poet. Former Two-Time National Youth Poetry Slam Champion. I saw him last night at the acclaimed ILL List 3. Very impressive. Poets who also made the trip to Modesto worthwhile were Mike McGee, Anis Mojgani, Scorpio Blues, and Todd Mann. And the Suicide Kings were really good, too. Congratulations, Sam, on a great event.

5 comments:

Emmy said...

Thanks for the link. I'm gonna share this with my classes in the future.

Lee Herrick said...

Thanks, Emmy. He's really powerful. Two of my other favorites, if your students get interested in such poets, are Adriel Luis and Ishle Yi Park, and of course, Bao Phi. They're massively talented. Hope all's well!

Anonymous said...

hey, thanks for coming out. glad you had a good time! -alvin

Lee Herrick said...

it was my pleasure, alvin. your poems were powerful, inspirational, and the best balance of poetry and performance there. the poem about tiger stirred the activist in me, and the poem about your hair stirred the humanity in the entire theater. my very best wishes to you. if you are ever in fresno, please drop me an e-mail.

Alvin said...

lee! i just realized you ran this blog and had introduced yourself. it was great to meet you. my e-mail is alvin.c.lau@gmail.com. drop me a line sometime!