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Boris "Bluz" Rogers

Category: Arts & Culture
Award: Best Poet
Year Won: 2013
Pick: Editor's Pick

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.