Student-Selected Reader: Porsha O. Co-sponsored by SGA, BSU and YPDA.
Porsha Olayiwola is the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion. She bested more than seventy of the highest ranked slam poets in the world to earn these titles and is now one of the most sought after spoken word artists on the national circuit. Black, poet, dyke-god, hip-hop feminist, womanist: Porsha separates herself from the field of issue-based performance poets by applying advanced political analysis to examine injustice while providing perspective on concrete solutions. A native of Chicago, Porsha now resides in Boston where she organizes, writes and teaches.