Who is Scott Woods?Scott Woods is the author of Urban Contemporary History Month and We Over Here Now (2016 and 2013 respectively, Brick Cave Books) and has published and edited work in a variety of publications. He has been featured multiple times in national press, including multiple appearances on National Public Radio. He was the President of the national arts non-profit Poetry Slam, Inc., which oversaw events in multiple cities during his ten year tenure. He has been the chief curator of the Writers’ Block Poetry Night for the last 18 years in Columbus, Ohio. He was a key supporter of the Women of the World Poetry Slam, a national poetry competition that was awarded to Columbus two years straight in 2010 and 2011. He hosted the Rust Belt Poetry Slam regional event over multiple years. He has organized Columbus-based musical events on behalf of musicians with special projects and commissioned work, and continues to launch progressive programming aimed at melding art forms, audiences and disciplines in Columbus and abroad.
In April of 2006 he became the first poet to ever complete a 24-hour solo poetry reading, a feat he bested with seven more annual readings without repeating a single poem.
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