Charlotte Abotsi, Co-Director A former Youth Grand Slam Champion, Charlotte Abotsi has taken on a directorship role at her home venue, the Providence Poetry Slam. There, she serves as a youth director, booking coordinator, and slam master. She has competed in several international slams, and most recently placed in the top 20 at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. She is 1/2 of The Rush Hour Poetry Tour Collective, a collective demanding intersectionality at every avenue. Her poems have been written about in The Huffington Post and Mic.com.  

 

Charlotte Abotsi, Co-Director

A former Youth Grand Slam Champion, Charlotte Abotsi has taken on a directorship role at her home venue, the Providence Poetry Slam. There, she serves as a youth director, booking coordinator, and slam master. She has competed in several international slams, and most recently placed in the top 20 at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. She is 1/2 of The Rush Hour Poetry Tour Collective, a collective demanding intersectionality at every avenue. Her poems have been written about in The Huffington Post and Mic.com.  

Since relocating to Providence Rhode Island from Florida in 2012, Vatic Kuumba has represented Providence at the National Poetry Slam from 2014-2016, and served as coach for the 2017 team. In May 2015, Vatic gave a TEDx talk explaining his original show, Rap Slam, and his vision for the next century of hip hop. Rap Slam is a hybrid of performance poetry and competitive rap. Currently vatic is a playwright in residence at as220 black box theatre as well as the AS220 youth theatre coordinator. Vatic is also serving as co-director of Providence Poetry Slam. 

Since relocating to Providence Rhode Island from Florida in 2012, Vatic Kuumba has represented Providence at the National Poetry Slam from 2014-2016, and served as coach for the 2017 team. In May 2015, Vatic gave a TEDx talk explaining his original show, Rap Slam, and his vision for the next century of hip hop. Rap Slam is a hybrid of performance poetry and competitive rap. Currently vatic is a playwright in residence at as220 black box theatre as well as the AS220 youth theatre coordinator. Vatic is also serving as co-director of Providence Poetry Slam. 

  Muggs Fogarty, Co-Director Muggs Fogarty is a writer, performer, and vocalist from Providence, Rhode Island.  A co-director of Providence Poetry Slam and the director of ProvSlam Youth, Muggs has represented Providence eight times respectively at Brave New Voices, National Poetry Slam, Women of The World Poetry Slam, and Individual World Poetry Slam and holds both finalist and semi-finalist titles. In 2015, Muggs became Providence’s GrandSlam Champion. Muggs has mentored with New Urban Arts, CityArts, Providence After School Association, and has coached multiple youth and collegiate slam teams including teams from UCONN and Brown University. Their published work can be found in Radar Productions, FreezeRay, Bluestockings Magazine, and was anthologized in Glitter & Grit.  Muggs also works as an LMT in Providence and can be found fronting the local darkpop band, Lookers. www.muggsfogarty.com

 

Muggs Fogarty, Co-Director

Muggs Fogarty is a writer, performer, and vocalist from Providence, Rhode Island.  A co-director of Providence Poetry Slam and the director of ProvSlam Youth, Muggs has represented Providence eight times respectively at Brave New Voices, National Poetry Slam, Women of The World Poetry Slam, and Individual World Poetry Slam and holds both finalist and semi-finalist titles. In 2015, Muggs became Providence’s GrandSlam Champion. Muggs has mentored with New Urban Arts, CityArts, Providence After School Association, and has coached multiple youth and collegiate slam teams including teams from UCONN and Brown University. Their published work can be found in Radar Productions, FreezeRay, Bluestockings Magazine, and was anthologized in Glitter & Grit.  Muggs also works as an LMT in Providence and can be found fronting the local darkpop band, Lookers. www.muggsfogarty.com