I'm walking around the festival doing some people watching when I hear a voice. I follow my instincts and discover Javon Johnson.
This is a tribute poem Javon spoke about his grandmother and needing her strength to guide him in these most interesting times.
Doing a bit of quick searching about Javon I learn that he is a Postdoctoral Fellow teaching classes at the University of Southern California. I can't find a blog or web site for him as yet.
He has appeared on Def Poetry Jam and other media projects. You can watch an interview of him at the USC Trojan Vision channel.