Poet, Carlos Robson

Bio:

Carlos Robson is an award-winning spoken word poet, playwright, and teaching artist.

As a competitive “slam”poet, he’s competed in local, regional, national and international competitions, winning the National Poetry Slam championship in 2007 and again in 2008 as a member of the North Carolina based team, Slam Charlotte. He has performed in all corners of the nation and on Broadway, and is a co-founder of the Charlotte based artist collective The Concrete Generation as well as one half of the live arts project The Indoctrination Experiment. Twice nominated for APCA Spoken Word Artist of the Year, Carlos has performed at over 50 colleges and universities.

In 2009, Carlos co-wrote and appeared in the play “Miles & Coltrane:blue(.)” directed by Quentin Talley, which appeared off-Broadway and atthe Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Reviews:

“Just wanted to let you know that Carlos was awesome!  Our students really took to him and he was so gracious to stay and speak with so many students after his performance.  It was really great to have him on campus.   Thanks.” –  Janet Klinck, Gateway Community College

“Hey Carlos! I just wanted to let you know you performed amazingly tonight and I just had to tell you that one of your poems really connected with me. It was the one about the kid James.

I was standing backstage and when you started to talk about James I started to think about my nephew and started crying. He is almost two years old and he is the size of a nine month baby. He wears hearing aids, can’t walk because one of his legs is shorter than the other, and is blind in one eye which won’t even open.

Even with all these disabilites, my nephew attempts to sing. It has always been really strange since he can’t hear or talk. He hums so melodically it sounds like a song. The poem made me think of him and instead of hurting for him, I’m so grateful God chose my family to witness such a miracle everyday. Thanks for sharing that poem, I won’t forget it.” - Crystal S. Booker