Our next featured readers are Jovan Mays and Julia Madsen.
Jovan is the Poet Laureate of Aurora, Colorado and a National Poetry Slam Champion.As member of the Denver SlamNUBA national slam poetry team, he has had many highlights including winning the 2 Denver city slam championships and qualifying for 3 international finals stages. Mays has been published by The Pilgrimage, Button Poetry and Write About Now. He is the former slam master for the highly decorated poetry organization SlamNUBA, author of 4 chap books and director of Your Writing Counts a youth poetry program throughout the Denver Metro that engages just over 200,000 students annually. A graduate of Chadron State College where he played football wrestled and earned a degree in Secondary History Education. Visit WWW.JOVANMAYS.COM for more info.
Julia Madsen. Julia received an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University and is currently a doctoral student in English/Creative Writing at the University of Denver. She is a writer, teacher, tutor and volunteer. Her poems and multimedia work have appeared or are forthcoming in Drunken Boat, Caketrain, Alice Blue Review, Black Warrior Review, Deluge, Dreginald, Cartridge Lit, Versal, Tagvverk, Cutbank, Small Po[r]tions, and elsewhere.