Theo E.J.  Wilson

Theo E.J. Wilson

Theo E.J. Wilson is a founding member of the Denver Slam Nuba Team, winners of the 2011 National Poetry Slam. Theo, who has always had a passion for social justice, began his speaking career at the age of 14 in the NAACP. Upon graduation from Florida A&M University, where he earned a BA in Theater Performance, he interned as a full-time actor in the St. Louis Black Repertory Company. Once introduced to Slam Poetry, he never looked back. In 2004, Theo returned to Denver, winning many local slams against Denver's top competitors. He won the 2007 Erotic Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas, and in 2009, he placed 5th in the world at the International World Poetry Slam. As a proud resident of Denver, Colorado, Theo teaches and lectures on poetry with the Art-From-Ashes nonprofit poetry therapy organization. He has served as a featured speaker in several TEDx Mile High productions and opened for performers such as Dead Prez, The Flobots, Bahamadia, Saul Williams, Taylor Mali and Universes.