Theo Wilson

Theo "Lucifury" Wison is a founding member of the Denver Slam Nuba team, who won the National Poetry Slam in 2011. He began his speaking career in the N.A.A.C.P. at the age of 15, and has always had a passion for social justice. He attended Florida A&M University, where he obtained his B.A. in Theater Performance.

Upon graduating, he interned as a full time actor in St. Louis Black Repertory Company, where he was introduced to Slam Poetry, and has never looked back. In 2004, he returned to Denver, winning many local slams against Denver's top competitors. He won the 2007 Erotic Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas, and in 2009, he had the honor of placing 5th in the world at the International World Poetry Slam.

He teaches and lectures on poetry with the Art-From-Ashes nonprofit poetry therapy organization, and is a proud resident of Denver, Colorado. Theo has opened for performers such as Dead Prez, The Flobots, Bahamadia, Saul Williams, Taylor Mali and Universes. 

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Entries by Theo Wilson

What Wouldn’t Have Happened

Tell me, what wouldn’t have happened If you had never lived? Had never been born. If the ambulance driver rushing your mother to the hospital Had fallen asleep at the wheel… Who would we blame for making the world poorer without you? Perhaps the makers of his cough medicine who leaned too hard on the drowsy formula Causing him to lean likewise on the pedal. Perhaps the shift manager who scheduled him to drive his ambulance and his vehicle beyond their breaking point… Or maybe they deserve a round of applause Because all you’ve ever contributed was pre-mature abortion To… Read more.