Lino Anunciacion is a Texas-transplant spoken word artist based in Bryan, Texas. He serves as President of Mic Check Poetry, a 501(c)3 non-profit poetry organization, and Director of Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival, the largest individual poetry festival in Texas. Lino was the 2016 Mic Check Slam Champion, and took 2nd place at the 2017 Southwest Shootout Individual Slam. He is the author of And Then You Begin To Sing, as well as four other books. He works as the Senior Media Manager for Write Bloody Publishing and has a forthcoming full-length collection with them: The Way We Move Through Water (2018). When he's not doing poems he's making coffee at Lupa's Coffee in College Station, Texas and teaching poetry workshops in Houston, Texas for Writers in the Schools.
Photographer: Jazzmyne Pearson