On Saturday, April 23, 2011, from 6:60 pm to 7:30 pm, Buddy Wakefield will be performing at the Collingwood Arts Center. He is a spoken word artist, who has just finished a book titled "Gentleman Practice", and this will be his final national solo tour.
According to the biography on his website, he "is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands against the national champions of seven European countries with works translated into Dutch.
In 2005 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship again and has gone on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in hundreds of venues internationally from The Great Lawn in Central Park and Scotland’s Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and First Avenue."
Tickets for the event are $10.00 each and can be purchased online. The Collingwood Arts Center is located at 2413 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, Ohio.