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For those of you who are unfamiliar, Houston has one of the strongest, yet unexposed, poetry scenes in the United States. There are many names that come to mind when people think spoken word, but very few are as prolific as Texas Poet Laureate nominee and H-Town resident Unspoken Bean.

A Prairie View A&M alum, Outspoken Bean not only founded and coached his Alma Mater’s slam team, he has also worked with Harris County Department of Education,  Writers in the Schools, Texas Commission for the Arts, Houston Grand Opera, and many more.

Check out the video of his piece B.Z.A.T. and find out more about Outspoken Bean below.

You can check out Outspoken Bean on HBO’s Brave New Voices and locally every 2nd and 4th Saturday at BoomTown Cafe in the heights.