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Write, Share, Be Heard. | Rooster Martinez | TEDxYouth@SanAntonio
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Added Jul 5, 2016
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When Rooster shouts "The word of the day every day is 'brave'" you are drawn in. He speaks poetically and emphatically from the heart and the youth listen.

Rooster is a spoken word poet from the west side of San Antonio and a grad student at Our Lady of the Lake University in their MA/MFA program for Creative Writing, Literature, and Social Justice. He was San Antonio's Grand Slam Champion in 2013 and has competed in numerous national and regional poetry slams. In 2012, he co-founded the Blah Blah Blah Poetry Spot, an open mic dedicated to poetry and engaging the local community in creative writing and literary arts. He's also an organizer and mentor for Fresh Ink Youth Slam and was recently selected as the poet in residence at Lanier High School where he leads poetry workshops with students and organizes events with other educators.

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