A poet from North Carolina residing in Dallas, Javon Rustin has been a national semi-finalist in California after making the 2015 Dallas Slam Team and a Win-You-In Regional Champ in Austin with Fort Worth Slam 2014. He has had the honor of opening up for renowned poets such as Sunni Patterson. He has been published in an erotic poetry book called "Fingertip Foreplay" and has a new CD entitled "Bleeding Spirits". He has performed, featured, and competed in cities across the country. When he is not in a notebook or on a stage, Javon is a teaching artist and workshop coordinator.