Houston Poet Laureate, Outspoken Bean

Poet, writer, producer of experiences.

UPCOMING
Events

  • Sofar Sounds featuring Outspoken Bean
    Oct 27, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • Write About Now featuring Outspoken Bean
    Oct 27, 7:00 PM
    411 Westheimer Rd, 411 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
  • Houston Choir Chambers
    Nov 06, 7:00 PM
    South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
  • The Listies: Private Event
    Nov 11, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • Second Verse
    Nov 12, 7:00 PM
    Kitty Hawk Event Center, 310 Kitty Hawk Rd, Universal City, TX 78148, USA
  • PostHTX Opening
    Nov 13, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • Rhyme & Wine
    Nov 20, 7:00 PM
    Antone's Nightclub, 305 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
  • Private Event
    Dec 03, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • WHO Conference
    Jan 22, 2022, 3:00 PM
    Location is TBD

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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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