Performance poet Rowie Shebala talks about her time on many final stages representing several different cities around the US, family, her life as a Native American in the Southwest, and as always, shares some of her poetry.

PS: I had the pleasure of sharing the Albuquerque Grand Slam Championship stage with Rowie just yesterday. We tied for first. Rowie’s been on so many stages around the country it’s more than an honor to compete against her, as well as everyone else who graced the night with their poetry.