Enjoy a night of powerful poetry and refershments! Chibbi's performance will blow you away!
M.R. “Chibbi” Orduña is a Mexican-born, Texas-raised poet, actor, editor, publisher, community organizer, and spoken word artist. Having been performing poetry since 2006, he is the founder of Laredo BorderSlam, a founding member of Write About Now, Editor in Chief of The Mixtape Lit Mag, and the Director and co-host of the Words and Shit video podcast. He has 2 books of poetry; his latest OTRO/PATRIA, a journey through the intersections of identity, was released in the summer of 2019. His work primarily deals with the exploration of identity and culture, his experiences as both Queer and Latino, and fighting for the validity of existence. He has been featured in the Houston LGBTQIA magazine OutSmart, the 2017 Anthology Best Emerging Poets in Texas, the 2020 Latino Book Review Magazine, The Texas Review, The Acentos Review, Wax Wing, Defunkt, Voices de la Luna, The Journal of Latina Critical Feminism, Cosmonaut Avenue, Wax Nine, Honey Lit, Homology Lit, We Are Mitu, George Takei, SlamFind, Poetry Slam Inc, Button Poetry, and Write About Now. He has traveled the country performing his spoken word set, is a two-time San Antonio Poetry Grand Slam Champion, and coached and performed with the 2017 PuroSlam team, winning 3rd place at the National Poetry Slam Group Piece Competition. On stage and page, he is an unforgettable experience.