Chris August

Artist Credentials
Teaching Artist Institute Graduate
About this Artist

Chris (C.A.) August is a veteran educator who became involved in the national slam poetry community while teaching in Maryland public schools. Slam poetry challenges writers to take their poetic works to the stage, combining writing, performance, and movement to captivate and emotionally connect with audiences. In 2011, Chris August was named International Slam Poet Champion at the Individual World Poetry Slam in Cleveland.


"I loved the energy you put into writing. I never really liked poetry, but man, you made me like poetry now!"