Big Poppa E is, without hype or exaggeration, one of today’s best creators of underground literature. A Reader’s Guide to the Underground Press
Exuberantly defiant. The New York Times
Big Poppa E steps to the mike … energy is cranked so high … drunk on adrenaline … all bluster and bombast … The audience leaps up, clapping hands, snapping fingers, and stomping feet … Call it revenge of the Wussy Boys. The Washington Post
Big Poppa E is the leader of the new Wussy Boy movement spreading not just through the esoteric realm of slam poets, but edging across the globe. The Los Angeles Times
Big Poppa E is a guy who has turned one of his artistic personas, Wussy Boy, into an icon for effeminate males. Ms. Magazine
Championed by a hip-hop poet and catching fire across North America, a new male ideal has risen up and is demanding respect: Wussy Boy. The Ottowa Citizen (Canada)
Wussy Boys are a growing breed who never felt a part of the testosterone-fuelled, hard-drinking concept of manhood. Big Poppa E is their outspoken leader, a poet who has discovered a nation of men joining his fight for Wussy Pride.
London Daily Express (UK)
Inspiring men from across the country. The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
A spoken word maestro. The San Jose Mercury News
Big Poppa E is the funniest poet in slam.Austin Chronicle (TX)
A hell of a performer, running on boundless
energy and near-perfect comic timing.OC Weekly (Orange Country, CA)
One of the leaders in the hottest thing to hit
poetry since Beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s Howl. The Daily Oklahoman (OKC, OK)
Big Poppa E’s words are so eloquent, so modern, so witty, funny, honest, angry, legitimate,
motivating, sensual… just so very right on.The Colorado Springs Independent
Big Poppa E is la tongue-twisting Napoleon of open-aired emotion, sexual libido and in-your-face self-consciousness … a hopped up Woody Allen.
The Chico (CA) News & Review
Amazing! A blast! The students still talk about it!
Western Illinois University
The crowd reaction was wonderful! University of Kentucky
What a show! The biggest hit of our semester! Texas State University, San Marcos
Your poetry kept the crowd entranced!Seattle University
Such a memorable event. This was ASUCI’s first poetry reading event, and we’re all impressed!University of California, Irvine
Among the most successful eventswe have funded this year. It was packed! Colorado College
Incredibly entertaining! University of Southern California
mystical magical wonder emporium of pure imagination
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bpe is a three-time
veteran of hbo’s “def poetry”
and a national poetry slam champion.