Best Road Poets (2010)

Ken Arkind and Panama Soweto

Ken Arkind and Panama Soweto dropkick the notion that you can't make a living as a poet. You just have to be a really good poet. Arkind and Soweto, who have ruled Denver's slam scene for years, are both National Poetry Slam champions, a credential that brings calls from universities, clubs and venues. As the Dynamic Duo, this two-man team travels the country performing feats of literature (a word they coined, "gnuck," was recently added to the Urban Dictionary) and inspiring the next generation of slammers. When they're not on tour, the pair stays busy in D-town, leading poetry workshops and classes for Denver youth. That's definitely not gnuck.


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