San Antonio, Texas
Coordinated by Octavio Quintanilla, the Hays Street Poets, are four celebrated voices of San Antonio, they each strive to be a poetic provocation to awaken social consciousness and higher thought.
Christopher "Rooster" Martinez is a graduate student at OLLU's MA/MFA program in Creative Writing, the 2014 Grand Slam Champion of San Antonio, and co-founder the Blah Poetry Spot.
Dionysus Don Mathis can be found at the writers’ group at Gemini Ink, Sun Poet’s Society, the Blah Blah Blah, and the Alamo Area Poets of Texas.
DaRell Darrell Pittman, a UT graduate, former SA public school teacher, crowned the PuroSlam Grand Slam Poetry Champion of San Antonio.
Anthony "The Poet" Flores He is a co-founder of Fresh Ink Under-21 Youth Poetry Slam, and performance collective The University Of The Spoken Word.
The Hays Street Poets performed on the Hays Street Bridge November 10th.