Carlos Barboza is proud of his Mexican heritage and roots, his work reflects that and is almost always more Spanglish than English, and heavily influenced by his culture. He is currently a member of the 2019 Java Speaks slam, with which he has competed in the regional poetry competition Southern Fried poetry slam. He has also performed for organizations such as the ACLU and The Center For Civil And Human Rights.
Evening Invitational Slam hosted by Theresa Davis
The annual Decatur Book Festival Invitational Poetry Slam organized by Poetry Atlanta and Java Speaks will showcase the members of the Art Amok and Java Slam teams as well as invited competitors. The slam will be held Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. at Ammazza Decatur, 314 E. Howard St. Participants will include Carlos Barboza, Cat Taylor, Nikki Gray, Nate Mask, Ryan J, Ember Webb, Erin Claridy, Adan Bean, Christina Schmitt, Ashlee Haze, and Jordyn King.