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Bobby Crawford

Zeke Russell, one-time Mill City SlamMaster, is congratulated by Bobby Crawford at the conclusion of the 2015 Team Selection Semi-Finals. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Zeke Russell, one-time Mill City SlamMaster, is congratulated by Bobby Crawford at the conclusion of the 2015 Team Selection Semi-Finals. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Bobby Crawford discovered poetry slam at the Cantab in 2011 and now fills various supporting roles for the Boston Poetry Slam: he is the occasional unprofessional bartender, two-time National Poetry Slam team member (2015, 2106), highest-ever ranking Individual World Poetry Slam Representative (15th in the world in 2013), one-time Champion of Champions, and, most importantly, the reserve supply sex symbol. In addition to his years with the Boston Poetry Slam, Bobby also competed nationally for the 2013 Mill City Slam Team and the 2014 Slam Free or Die team.

A graduate of Emerson College, Bobby was SlamMaster of the Emerson Poetry Project for two years, helping the group win Emerson’s Organization of the Year Award 2012-2013; he coached the Emerson college slam team from 2015-2016. Bobby’s work has been featured around the United States and his first full-length collection, Only Show In Town, was published on Wilde Press in 2013. He works full time as a professional bartender. You can connect with him via Facebook.