Do you REALLY know where Guam is?

Meta Sarmiento is a Filipino poet and rapper from Guam. He is a National Poetry Slam semifinalist with Slam Nuba, a TEDx speaker, and winner of Spoken Word for the World 2015 where he was flown to Paris, France to perform poetry during the United Nations’ Climate Negotiations. His latest collection of poems, Tie Your Shoes Kid, reflects on cultural identity, toxic masculinity, love, loss, and healing, and is available for purchase on Amazon now. Meta spoke at our first ever “Audience takes the stage” event in 2017 and we’re very excited to have him back for a full presentation. This event is supported by the Cultural Partner Program at the McNichols Civic Center Building. See you soon!

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Meta Sarmiento is a Filipino poet and rapper from Guam. He is a National Poetry Slam semifinalist with Slam Nuba, a TEDx speaker, and winner of Spoken Word for the World 2015 where he was flown to Paris, France to perform poetry during the United Nations’ Climate Negotiations. His latest collection of poems, Tie Your Shoes Kid, reflects on cultural identity, toxic masculinity, love, loss, and healing, and is available for purchase on Amazon now.

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