“Write Bloody Authors are the cream of the crop. Quality road savvy authors with a panache for delivering their brilliant work out loud…”

Scroll below  learn about our authors and to book them.

Write Bloody Booking Agency is a professional booking agency for Write Bloody Authors only. Our attention to detail and our understanding of the authors needs as well as our talent buyers needs are essential. Our team has been on both sides of the industry. We work well with management teams & booking agents. We keep it simple.  All of our authors must tour every year. We know what life is like for the touring author. We know how important organization is in terms of booking. We make it easier for both parties.


  1. Select any one of our Write Bloody authors from the list below.
  2. Email us at  to discuss rates. We will book small scale shows to fill during tour routes. We can also book large college shows, theater shows, cafe readings and bookstore readings.
  3. Download either contract A or B and fill it out. Level A is for larger gigs like University gigs. Level B is for poetry slams, house readings, bookstores, small theaters, etc. Fill it out and email it to us. (If you want to use your own contract, great. Email it to us once rates have been discussed.)
  4. Performance fee is agreed on. Signatures! Forms are faxed.
  5. Our author sends you his or her press kit. You send us all necessary show details. Performance happens. Check is cut and mailed. Smiles. Done.

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General questions can be sent to Managing Agent Derrick Brown Click name to email.

Our Address:
Write Bloody Booking Agency
235 east broadway  suite 609
Long Beach CA 90802

Fax 562-432-3673



Andrea Gibson

Gibson was the winner of the 2008 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and has placed 3rd in the world for the last 3 years by iWPS. She won a DIY Poetry Book of the Year and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her first book, “Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns.” She has appeared on Free Speech TV, the documentary Slam Planet, NPR, Air America and Independent Radio Stations nationwide.

Anis Mojgani

Anis Mojgani is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of International World Cup Poetry Slam. A Pushcart Prize Nominee and former resident of the Oregon Literary Arts Writer’s-In-The-Schools program, Anis has performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of Rattle magazine.

Brian Ellis

Ellis began performing for audiences in spring 2006. Since then he has been on the the Cantab Lounge Poetry Slam team twice and has represented the Cantab at the individual world poetry slam. He is a local slam champion and has been featured at poetry venues from New England to various regions of the U.S.


Buddy Wakefield

Wakefield 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.


Buzzy Enniss

Beginning his career as an entertainer at the age of nine by breakdancing for anyone who would watch, Enniss has matured into a dynamic speaker and author. He has performed his work all over the world, including a recent tour of Canada.


C.R. Avery*

C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in many genres – blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock & roll. From musical beginnings in his late teens, he has recorded over fifteen albums as well as writing & directing six hip-hop operas, which were mounted and performed from New York’s Bowery to L.A.’s South Central.  He has toured throughout Canada, the US and Europe.

Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Founder and host of the three-time National Poetry Slam Championship venue, NYC-Urbana, Cristin is the author of five books of poetry. She is currently a rights agent for the Artists Rights Society.


Danny Sherrard

In 2007, Sherrard became the youngest competitor to win the Individual National Poetry Slam. He toured as one of four members of the spoken word group The Spilljoy Ensemble in early 2009. Sherrard was on Seattle’s poetry slam teams in 2007 and 2008, and currently competes on the 2009 Hawaii Slam team.


David Perez*

David Perez has toured in over 25 cities throughout the US and Canada both solo and as half of the eclectic poetry duo The Pincushion Orchestra. He represented San Jose at IWPS 2008 and NPS 2009 and coached the 2010 Santa Cruz Slam Team.He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College.


Derrick Brown

Brown, former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne, gondolier, magician, and fired weatherman, now travels the world and performs his written work. As a poet, he has toured or performed with indie rock act, Cold War Kids, The Flaming Lips and Comedian David Cross. called his latest collection, Scandalabra, one of the best books of 2009. To date, Brown has performed at over 1500 venues and universities internationally including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Glastonbury and La Sorbonne in Paris. He is the founder and Captain of Write Bloody publishing.

Elaina M. Ellis*

Elaina M. Ellis writes poetry in an urban tree house in Seattle, teaching writing to students of all ages. She founded TumbleMe Productions, a vehicle for multi-media artistic collaboration which, in its first year, sold out four taboo-smashing productions. Ellis will earn her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2011.

Idris Goodwin*

Idris Goodwin is an NEA award-winning playwright, break beat poet, recording artist, and educator. Idris’ theater works have enjoyed world premieres across the nation. He has been featured on HBO Def Poetry, The Discovery Channel and National Public Radio.


Jeanann Verlee

She has represented New York City three times at the National Poetry Slam at the Urbana Poetry Slam and The louderARTS Project. Verlee was the highest-scoring individual poet at the 2008 National Poetry Slam Finals, is the 2009 NYC-Urbana iWPS Champion, and represented NYC-louderARTS at the 2010 Women of the World Poetry Slam.

Jon Sands*

Jon Sands has been a professional teaching and performing artist since 2007. He’s a recipient of the 2009 NYC-LouderARTS fellowship grant, and has represented New York City multiple times at the National Poetry Slam. He is the Director of Poetry and Arts Education Programming at the Positive Health Project, as well as a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC.

Karen Finneyfrock

Karen is the author of two books of poetry including the recently released, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost. She is a Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools. A member of three National Poetry Slam teams, Karen was honored as a “Slam Legend” at the National Poetry Slam in 2006.

Laura Yes Yes*

After decades of writing poetry and five years in the world of slam and spoken word, Laura has blossomed, earning a coveted Cave Canem fellowship and fourth place at PSI’s Women of the World Poetry Slam. Laura also performs with Chicago’s Speak’Easy Ensemble, the brainchild of slam founder Marc Smith.


Lea Deschenes

A former member of four National Poetry Slam teams and a coach to two more, Deschenes dusts off her BA in Theater to perform. She has received a Jacob Knight Award, been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and represented Worcester in the 2005 Individual World Poetry Slam.

Mindy Nettifee

Nettifee is a Grand Slam Champion of the Long Beach/Orange County Poetry Slam and  competes on and coaches teams at 5 National Poetry Slam Competitions. She served for five years on the Five Penny Poets advisory board of literary nonprofit Tebot Bach.  She currently directs the poetry nonprofit Write Now Poetry Society.


Mike Mcgee

As a Poetry Slam competitor in the U.S., Mike has competed at the National Poetry Slam on team San José several times. In 2003, McGee won the coveted National Poetry Slam Individual Grand Championship, besting over 300 nationally ranked poetry slammers.


Ratpack Slim

Rob Sturma, performing under the nom de plume Ratpack Slim, has been on three nationally-ranked slam teams and made it to the finals stage in 2005 with Team Hollywood. He is a former poetry editor for, the current poetry editor for Kotori Magazine, and produced a series of webstories for called “Children Of Slam”.

Robbie Q. Telfer

Telfer lives in Chicago where he curates the Encyclopedia Show, writes the serialized blog-novel The Chronicles of Professor Fliggins, and is the Director of Performing Arts for Young Chicago Authors (YCA). He was a finalist at the National Poetry Slam in 2007.


Sierra de Mulder

A member of the Intangibles Spoken Word Collective and Saint Paul National Soap-Boxing Team, de Mulder has received an array of honors including the Best Group Piece and Best Female Poet (CUPSI 2009) and the Spirit of the Slam award (NPS 2007). She was nominated for Slam Poet of the Year by the Minnesota Spoken Word Awards in 2009, the same year that she won the National Poetry Slam. She has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes.

Steve Abee

Musician Beck called Steve Abee The love powered bullhorn blasting down from the heavens. Abee is the author of the collection of short stories and poems, King Planet (Incommunicado). His newest book, Great Balls of flowers was named as one of the best books of 2009 by The Nervous Breakdown. He lives and teaches in Los Angeles.


Tara Hardy*

Tara Hardy is a working class queer femme poet who writes and teaches in Seattle, Washington. She is the Founder and Art and Education Director of Bent, a writing institute for LGBTIQ people based in Seattle. In 2002, she was elected by the people and named by the city council Seattle’s Poet Populist and she won the Seattle Grand Slam Champion title the same year. In 2008, she was selected to represent Seattle in the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Detroit. She holds an MFA from Vermont College in fiction writing and an MSW from the University of Michigan in Community Organizing.

Taylor Mali

Mali is the author of two books of poetry, The Last Time As We Are (Write Bloody Books 2009) and What Learning Leaves (Hanover 2002), and four CDs of spoken word. He received a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in 2001 to develop Teacher! Teacher! a one-man show about poetry, teaching, and math which won the jury prize for best solo performance at the 2001 Comedy Arts Festival. Mali was formerly president of Poetry Slam, Inc.

Victor Infante

A 2004 winner of the Jacob Knight award, Infante has read his poetry all over the United States, and in the United Kingdom. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry (Manic D. Press), Worcester Magazine, The Orange County Register, ArtLife, Words: Beatnik to Hip-Hop (Out of Tokyo, Japan), So Luminous the Wildflowers anthology of California poetry and Incidental Buildings & Accidental Beauty (Tebot Bach).

Benjamin Clark*

Benjamin Clark spent his formative years in rural Nebraska, and now lives in Chicago, Illinois with Apple Juice (cat) and Debra (girlfriend). Among other occupations, he has worked as a teacher, librarian, organic food salesman, tile maker, and in a microwaveable popcorn factory. He will be attending the School of the Art Institute this fall (2010) as a Creative Writing MFA student. He also regularly attends the Vox Ferus writing workshops, acts as an assistant editor for Muzzle Magazine.

Josh Boyd

Josh Boyd is an artist who has been writing and touring for the last decade. Former humanitarian worker in Morocco, Mexico and Spain, Boyd is also a journeyman electrician and small business owner.

Matty Byloos

In 2004, Byloos was included in the UCLA Hammer Museum’s New American Writing Series. His fiction has been published in Fishwrap, Schtick, and Undershorts. His first collection of short stories, Don’t Smell the Floss, comprises work written in the years after he completed graduate school. Byloos is also an accomplished painter.

Michael Roberts

Roberts is the author of the Pushcart Prize-nominated collection No More Poems About The Moon. He also contributed poems to the Write Bloody anthology The Good Things About America. Roberts is a member of the Lightning Bug Romantics tour collective.

Paul Maziar

Maziar’s prose and poetry has been featured in BlackBook Mag, ISM Quarterly, BPM Mag, Lost in a Supermarket, Celeste Magazine (Mexico), The Tripwire, and The Good Things About America Anthology. He is currently writing and editing a poetry-conversation blog with fellow Write Bloody poet Michael Roberts called Don’t Fog the Feelers, and working on a full-length manuscript of poems to be released in 2010.

Ryler Dustin

Ryler has headlined at venues from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Washington State University. A finalist in the Individual World Poetry Slam, Ryler has won the Sue C Boynton award and the Bart Baxter Poetry Contest. He recently received his second Pushcart nomination.

Sarah Morgan

Morgan was instrumental in the rebirth of the Philadelphia Poetry Slam Team, which lay dormant for twelve years prior. She now lives in Chicago where she is actively involved with regular poetry events, including the Encyclopedia Show, Vox Ferus and Young Chicago Authors. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize award.


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