Houston Poet Laureate, Outspoken Bean

Poet, writer, producer of experiences.

UPCOMING
Events

  • Altamira
    Dec 04, 4:00 PM
    The Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1502 Sawyer St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
  • Stomping Ground w/ LaGina Rae on ARR
    Dec 09, 7:00 PM
    Allrealradio.com
  • Write About Now feat Joshua Nguyen
    Dec 15, 7:00 PM
    AvantGarden, 401 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
  • WHO Conference
    Jan 22, 2022, 3:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • Unbelie-A-Ball
    Jan 22, 2022, 8:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • Give Us Peace
    Feb 03, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • Speaking Engagement at SFA
    Feb 09, 2022, 7:00 PM – Feb 11, 2022, 11:00 AM
    Stephen F. Austin State University, 2102 Alumni Dr, Nacogdoches, TX 75962, USA
  • Vibe & Write
    Feb 12, 2022, 11:00 AM
    Houston Public Library - Central Library, 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
  • Black Voices on the Plaza
    Feb 19, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Houston Public Library - Central Library, 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
  • Vibe & Write
    Mar 12, 2022, 11:00 AM
    Houston Public Library - Central Library, 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
  • Vibe & Write
    Mar 26, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Houston Public Library - Central Library, 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
  • Vibe & Write
    Apr 09, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Houston Public Library - Central Library, 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

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Houston Poet Laureate,

Outspoken Bean

About Outspoken Bean

Outspoken Bean is Houston's 2021-2023 Poet Laureate.  The New Jersey born, San Antonio raised, H-Town based military brat was introduced to the arts and world cultures at a very young age and has not let go of it. "An energetic pioneer for poetry, in all its different sizes and shapes, Bean is dedicated to making sure that poets get heard," Emily Hinds of Arts and Culture Magazine wrote of Bean. Bean uses poetry to engage different mediums and institutions to create new and engaging art, such as being the first poet to perform on Houston Ballet's main stage with their production "Play." He has also been commissioned to write and perform a national campaign on diversity for Pabst Blue Ribbon and VICE while creating/producing his own festival Plus Fest: the EVERYTHING plus POETRY Festival. In 2008, Bean helped develop Texas' largest youth poetry slam organization and slam team, Meta-Four Houston, with Shannon Buggs and DiverseWorks. In which he stills coaches and uses it as a vehicle today to mentor Houston's youth. He started performing spoken-word in 2005. Outspoken Bean is a true renaissance man and culture bearer through poetry, Bean willingly seeks, finds, collaborates, and creates new ways for people to experience poetry through multiple mediums.

"An energetic pioneer for poetry, in all its different sizes and shapes, Bean is dedicated to making sure that poets get heard"

                                                             - Emily Hinds, Arts and Culture Magazine

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Houston Poet Laureate

Outspoken Bean

Color outside the lines

A book about hope and color(ing).

No, You're Projecting

A weekday interview series.

Midweek Stanzas

Poetic vignettes.

Five Minute Poetry

I will write a unique piece, catered to you with only three words of your choosing in five minutes or less. 

CONTACT US

ADDRESS

Houston, TX

EMAIL

Management -

Sam Blair Consulting

Samblairjo@gmail.com

TEL

713-550-7266

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