Ryan Jones is a writer, poet and spoken word artist based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout his work, Ryan attempts to bring audiences into a world of his own machination; one where time travel exists and black people live forever. Ryan is the 2018 Art Amok Slam Champion, A Cave Canem Fellow, and a 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, placing 13th in the World for spoken word. http://gohomeryan.com
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.