Thom the World Poet
Thom the World Poet – aka Thom World Poet / Thom Moon 10 / Thom the Circus / Thom Anon / Thom the Future – is likely the most prolific poet this world has ever seen. He sprouted from those islands across the pond, and we’re blessed he chose Austin, TX as his long-time home.
He never ceases to mesmerize a crowd whenever he speaks. He has published hundreds of thousands of poetry broadsheets, 152 books of original poetry, 45 improvisational poetry and music cassette tapes, 19 cds and 2 cd books. He is a co-founder of Austin International Poetry Festival, Austin Poets at Large, founder of Poetry Karaoke; host of monthly Expressions readings, host of Poetry Acoustica, host of Caffeinated Poetry and many others. He often collaborates with musicians in both compositional and improvisational performance.
An original improvisor of contemporary freeform poetry – he was slam before that was even a thing. He can take any current event and turn it upside down on its head, giving us that global, “World,” perspective.