In this 10th episode of the Next Up to The Mic podcast, we welcome Christopher Johnson who was our featured poet at Nitty Gritty Slam #93 at The Low Beat on Central Ave. in Albany, NY on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Christopher Johnson is the recipient of the 2018 Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Fellowship for Playwriting. He was also a finalist in 2018 for the McColl Johnson Fellowship and an award-winning Slam Poet.

Timely, relevant, honest, unapologetic, personal, and political, Christopher Johnson’s spoken word commands in a way that is uncomfortable and arresting. Educated in performance art through experience and mentorship, it has been said that his pieces touch the heart with feathers and barbed wire alike, speaking uncomfortable truths, invoking the best and worst of human emotions. Christopher’s presence demands attention in a way that leaves people captivated and eager to hear more. Using words like a dancer uses movement or a painter uses color, his delivery is nuanced. There is an expressive intention in every gesture without it appearing choreographed. Able to evoke deep-seated dormant emotions through writings and performance, Johnson’s emotional expression through his art transcends race, gender, and other divisions. His impassioned words reach into the collective soul of all of us, touching and expressing our own pain, fear, and love, as well as his own. When Christopher is on stage you can rest knowing you are safe in his capable hands treating strangers like family guaranteeing both the content and delivery will remain a part of you forever.

You can find out more about Christopher on his website https://thencredibull.com/

Please welcome, next up to the mic, Christopher Johnson.

Bonus Video

“Being present in the moment for the win” Christopher Johnson at TEDxProvidence

Music Credit

Our opening music was “Coast to Coast” by Dieljel Zambo License code: CL1AM1GRBRPMHA9X

Our closing music was “Imagination” by Danijel Zambo. License code: 44TCGFPF1L1434BE

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