"You can’t un-hear or un-feel Chibbi’s work, as it is daringly honest, beautifully flawed, and unfolding profound imagery.”

- Ebony Stewart

Chibbi is a Mexican-born, Texas-rasied poet, actor, and spoken word artist. Having been performing poetry since 2006, he is the founder of Laredo BorderSlam, a founding member of the Houston poetry spot, Write About Now, and the Executive Director and co-host of the Words and Shit virtual talk show and podcast. He has self-published 2 books; his latest OTRO/PATRIA, a journey through the intersections of identity, was released in the summer of 2019. He was also the co-editor of the anthology Contra: Texas Poets Speak Out (Flowersong Press, 2020), a collection of almost 70 poems responding to the political and social climate of the Trump administration. His work primarily deals with the exploration of identity and culture, the Queer and Latinx experience, addiction and recovery, and fighting for the validity of existence. He has been featured in the Houston LGBTQIA magazine OutSmart, published in the 2017 Anthology Best Emerging Poets in Texas, The Texas Review, the 2020 Latino Book Review Magazine, Defunkt Magazine Volume VI, The Acentos Review, Wax Nine, and The Journal of Latina Critical Feminism, and  online on the Latin Media Blog We Are Mitu, George Takei, SlamFind, Poetry Slam Inc, Button Poetry, and Write About Now. He has traveled the country performing his spoken word set, featuring at such places like Kingsborough College in Brooklyn, NY, The Aloha Poetry Festival in Honolulu, HI, and Button Poetry presents Storytellers in Miami, FL. He is a two time San Antonio Poetry Slam Champion, and coached and performed with the 2017 PuroSlam team, winning 3rd place at the National Poetry Slam Group Piece Competition. On stage and page, he is an unforgettable experience.

Performance

From 5 - 60 minutes, book Chibbi to perform a set of his work ranging in topics like identity, acceptance, addiction & recovery, diversity and more, customized for your event. All that's required is a performance space and, if needed, a microphone and a stand. Available in virtual format.

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Event Hosting

Got an event coming up and need a host? Open mics, to competitions, award presentations, anything requiring an MC to navigate the show, Chibbi has often been referred to as "one of the top 3 hosts in the country."

Workshops

Writing or performance, youth or adult, Chibbi has experience hosting and facilitating workshops to help developing artists sharpen their skills and develop their craft. Each workshop can last from 1-2 hours and can be tailored for your participants.

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