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A Life Called Special- FINAL.pdf

After winning the 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam, I was approached by a DC art space called The Fridge to publish a poetry manuscript. I was in the process of transitioning to full time poet after 8 years of working as a special educator at Kennedy Krieger, and wanted nothing more than to pay homage to this calling. A Life Called Special compiles roughly years of poems about exceptional learners and their families. I spent the entirety of 2012 touring North America and Europe in support of this collection.
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About Chris

My Story              There’s a version of my artist bio that ought to be centered around my accolades. But I wonder if the most fitting tribute I can give to my decade and a half of representing Baltimore nationally and globally as a writer and performer begins at my lowest point personally and professionally. Anybody can be a bird, but being a phoenix requires ashes. These are my ashes. In 2013, I was offered a resident teaching... more

Loving Instruments (Sargent Press, 2013)

After more than a year of full time touring, I was approached by New Hampshire publishers Sargent Press. Loving Instruments features nearly ten years’ worth of work from my time as a performance poet as well as poems that represent my transition into work that is more page-focused and themed around unity and social justice. In 2014, three poems from this manuscript were nominated for a Pushcart Prize for poetry.

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