All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Boris "Bluz" Rogers

  • Arts & Culture


Bluz (pronounced “blues”) is the dean of Charlotte’s slam poetry scene. With flowing locks, perfect timing, and a powerful voice, he’s fearless and mesmerizing. He slams about his life with captivating, unfiltered, lyrical poetry that forces you to listen. And he’s as prolific as he is profound: he writes about everything from poverty to fatherhood.


Best Poet

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2013
Pick: Editor's Pick
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