Dar'ron birthed his first real poem in an attempt to escape the word count of daily writing assignment while in high school. His first live performance was interrupted by a heart attack. A large ego and the desire for attention drew Dar'ron from the page to the stage, after many failed attempts and embarrassing mistakes, Dar'ron has become a noticeable figure in the Hawai’i slam poetry community (because he is tall) and is a Mentor and Workshop Facilitator for Youth Speaks Hawai'i, where he copies the talented teens’ poetry and passes it off as his own. He has helped coach teens from Hawai'i to back to back national championships at Brave New Voices and has represented Hawai'i three times in national adult competition. In the new year he will be the new host of a monthly poetry show in Honolulu, Bringing Back Kerouac at Anna Banana's. His CD ‘TRUE Confessions of a Compulsive LIAR' has just been self-released, using pieces from his chapbook with the same name plus three newer pieces. The CD is a wonderful mix of poetry and music, produced by artists from both Washington and Hawai'i. For more info visit his website, www.poorwettree.com
The Spoken Word:
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Darron's Featured Organization:
"Youth Speaks create safe spaces to empower the next generation of leaders, self-defined artists, and visionary activists through written and oral literacies. We challenge youth to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of social change."
Connections: Darron Cambra