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BIG POPPA E is a three-time veteran of HBO’s Def Poetry series and National Poetry Slam Champion who melds rhythmic verse, stand-up comedy, and dramatic monologue into explosive works that skewer pop culture, politics, and the tangle of pain and beauty in relationships. He has been called “the funniest poet in slam” by The Austin Chronicle. BPE's musings have led to appearances on BET’s The Way We Do It sketch comedy series, National Public Radio, and CBS’s 60 Minutes (although, truth be told, he was only on for about three seconds... but still... have you been on 60 Minutes? Yeah, didn't think so.) Big Poppa E burst onto the slam scene as a member of the ‘99 San Francisco Poetry Slam Team, co-champions of the ‘99 National Poetry Slam in Chicago and the only undefeated team out of 48 that year. The piece he performed on the finals stage — ¡The Wussy Boy Manifesto! — has since become a rallying cry for outcasts, dorks, dweebs, and feebs everywhere, leading Ms. Magazine to proclaim him “an icon for effeminate males” and The Los Angeles Times to declare him “the leader of the new Wussy Boy movement.” Big Poppa E has toured relentlessly on the spoken word highway since 2000, when he did 65 gigs across 27 states in just under four months. In the summer of 2003 alone, he logged over 21,000 miles on his ‘99 Ford Windstar mini-van, which retired after 200,000 miles. BPE has headlined at 80+ universities and performed 200+ poetry slam features in 45 states (including Hawaii and Alaska). Along the way, Big Poppa E's tours have generated 100+ stories in newspapers, magazines, and websites in the United States, Canada, England, and Australia.
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Exuberantly Defiant!    The New York Times An icon!    Ms. Magazine Call it ‘Revenge of the Wussy Boys!’    The Washington Post The Leader of the Wussy Boy Movement!    The Los Angeles Times Amazing!    Colorado Spring Independent A new male ideal has risen up and demands respect: Wussy Boy!    The Ottowa Citizen (Canada) Inspiring!    The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) I love this!    The Utne Reader One of the leaders in the hottest thing to hit poetry since ‘Howl!’    The Daily Oklahoman To poetry what the Sex Pistols were to rock and roll!    The Sacramento Bee Big Poppa E’s words are so eloquent, so modern, so witty, funny, honest, angry, legit — just so very, very right on — he’s amazing!    The Colorado Springs Independent BPE’s writing is over-the-top, taking simple circumstances to an extreme. But for all the humor, an inconsolable sense of longing runs just below the surface of every poem, and it is this melancholic subtext that hits home. Great reading for people who think they hate poetry (and for those who already know they like it.)    The San Francisco Bay Guardian A Spoken Word Maestro!    San Jose Mercury News Big Poppa E is like a tongue-twisting Napoleon of open-aired emotion, sexual libido and in-your-face self-consciousness — a suburban Woody Allen hopped up at the mall.    The Chico News & Review Boundless energy and perfect comic timing!    OC Weekly Cool, finger-popping, caffeine-sipping, goatee-sporting riffs.    The Liberty Press The Funniest Poet in Slam! Hilarious and Empowering!    The Austin Chronicle Legendary!    The Albuquerque Journal
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Wow! What a show! Certainly the biggest hit of our semester!    Texas State University, San Marcos Uniquely entertaining! Hilarious and engaging all at once!    Amnesty International Absolutely amazing! Hilarious!    Loyola University, Chicago Among the most successful events the Student Finance Committee has funded this year. The performance area was packed!    Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO) Incredibly entertaining!    University of Southern California A total success — it rocked!    University of New Mexico Amazing! A blast! We still have students talking about it!    Western Illinois University The crowd reaction was wonderful!    University of Kentucky Your poetry kept the crowd entranced the whole night!    Seattle University You allowed us to see how engaging poetry can actually be!    Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo A terrific performance artist!    Pioneer High School (Ann Arbor, MI) The students were dazzled!    University of Alaska, Southeast The greatest thing to happen at our school!    Clyde High School (Clyde, TX) Entertaining and thought provoking!    Texas A&M Your passion, energy, and wit made a big impact on our campus!    University of Alaska, Fairbanks Such a memorable event! We are all thoroughly impressed!    University of California, Irvine
lincoln logs and rabid dogs equalizer wendy ouroboros aspartame echo appliance envy plastic darn asbestos glue listening to oak cliff bra listening to deep in the heart insinuation new town, new school, new job, new life floss partyboy siena vision commerce new poem about a coin the miracle corner pocket luck shot bookends wiping the salt from the corners of my mouth state of the art bigman the politics of just friends roadtrippin’ pueblo dog ode to poet x ma’amed death to romance jesus moshpit just take another drink real live über grrrl potty is pee silly shower song map of your body 1,000 secret things catching the bus painfully white poetry widow ode to a plaster casting wilson road lydia and the duck dreams immortalized in celluloid holiest of holies chain record store blues wormboy hungry poet, will write for food steeple stabbed and hell bound her smile, like knives the odyssey the home front the sweet mysteries of hot peach cobbler leaving las vegas poem for a friend fratboy ¡the wussyboy manifesto! deathwish crushworthy moonlight through mini-blinds there’s a hole in my heart wired presque vu rats in the ivy fuckety fuck-fuck
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