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To better myself and my art through life experience
Hi! My name is Houston, and I'm a poet. No, seriously. It's what I do for a living! ...well, what I'm trying to do for a living, anyway. I travel around competing in Poetry Slams and doing features and workshops. I also play music; I've been playing drums for ten years now, and I'm working on learning guitar (just like everyone else, right?).
I travel often to poetry events across the country; most of the time that's what I use this site for. I also love to put on house shows, so if you're interested, we can make some art happen in your own home. :)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Mostly to help travel to new places and spread art!
Music, poetry, slam poetry, astronomy, philosophy, religion, atheism, debates, discussion, cooking, meat eating, free love, bdsm, anime, science fiction
- performing arts
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Metallica, Tool, Devin Townsend, System of a Down, Flobots, Massive Attack, Chevelle, A Perfect Circle, Blue Man Group, Bowling for Soup, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, The Frail Division, anything by John Williams or Yoko Kanno
Movies: Star Wars, Hannibal, Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, This is Spinal Tap, Dr Strangelove, But I'm a Cheerleader!, Saved!, Ghost in the Shell, A Clockwork Orange, Rent, The Producers, Bowling for Columbine, Akira, UHF, Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Clerks 2, Back to the Future, Corpse Bride, V for Vendetta, Fight Club, The Punisher
Books: Star Wars series, A Clockwork Orange, The Stranger, Siddhartha, America: The Book, Nothing's Sacred, everything by Isaac Asimov, The Kama Sutra, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Poisonwood Bible, Dante's "Inferno", most of the books that my favorite movies were based off of
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I reached finals stage at the 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam, and am now ranked as one of the top 12 performance poets in the world.
Teach, Learn, Share
I always love to share my poetry, and I've done a number of poetry and writing workshops, so I'm qualified to help people in that way.