Slay! The Dragon reads his poem about Van Gogh’s ear and his self-portrait at the Brass Tacks Poetry + Spoken Word open mic at The Low Beat on January 7, 2020.

Greg Wilder (also known by the stage name Slay! the Dragon) is an award-winning writer, full-time student, and spoken word performer, currently residing in Schenectady, N.Y. After a long, downhill battle with alcohol and drug addiction, Greg entered treatment in June of 2017 and rediscovered the therapeutic potential of art and writing. Today, with over three years clean, Greg shares the healing power of poetry with other recovering addicts as an intern for a drug and alcohol treatment center. Greg received an A.A.S. in Human Services from SUNY Schenectady in May of 2020.