Austin International Poetry Festival A.I.P.F.

Once per year, we do a show entirely dedicated to AIPF, and the time has come once again for this cool show.

Representing AIPF this year, our very own co-host Joe Brundidge, director of AIPF, as well as poets Mark My Words and Tova Charles.

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You can buy tickets for AIPF by clicking here: Nikki Giovanni is coming to Austin, Texas! She is the featured poet for AIPF 2015!

We broadcast Writing on the Air every Wednesday from 6-7pm Central Texas Time on 91.7 FM KOOP. You can stream the show live by clicking on the mini player at the top of the page at

Mark My Words started writing poetry 18 years ago. He has written more frequently since then. The first open mic reading was March 2011. He has been very involved in the poetry community since then, has read at almost every venue in and around Austin, and been a feature at several. Mark has been the API Board Secretary since March 2012.

Tova Charles, a powerhouse performing spoken word artist that has been taking the Slam community by storm since 2008. Born in Lafayette, LA but raised in Austin, TX. The daughter of a Librarian and Zydeco Percussionist, life was never boring. She gained her passion for writing from her mother and her passion for performing from her father. In spring 2003 she had the pleasure of being inducted in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., one of the original Historically Black Sororities. She is not only a great writer but performer as well.

You can learn more about AIPF by clicking on their website: