Houston Poet Laureate &
Poet Laureate Fellow,
Poet, writer, producer of experiences.
Houston Poet Laureate,
Emanuelee Bean, better known as “Outspoken Bean,” was the first poet to perform on Houston Ballet’s main stage with their production “Play.” He has been commissioned to write and perform a national campaign on diversity for Pabst Blue Ribbon and VICE, while creating and producing his own festival, Plus Fest: The Everything Plus Poetry Festival. Born in New Jersey and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Outspoken Bean serves as Houston’s poet laureate through 2023. In 2022, Bean received an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship.
"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
Houston Poet Laureate
Color outside the lines
A book about hope and color(ing).
No, You're Projecting
A weekday interview series.
Five Minute Poetry
I will write a unique piece, catered to you with only three words of your choosing in five minutes or less.