FUTURE CORP FELLOW
INSIDEOUT LITERARY ARTS PROJECT
Devin Samuels is an artist activist from Providence, Rhode Island who has been performing on local and national stages for the last 9 years. After spending many years participating on the youth slam poetry team, he founded UConn’s first Spoken Word poetry organization, “Poetic Release”. Since then, he has spent time coaching both UConn’s College Slam team and the CT State Youth Poetry Slam team, taking them both to semi-finals at their respective national level competitions (CUPSI and BNV) in 2013. Dedicated to uplifting and empowering youth voice, Devin has become a fixture in New England’s spoken word community. As an activist, Devin has been a proud member of SSDP as well as deeply involved in anti-racist and anti-climate change movements. He has designed and hosted workshops on intersectionality, identity, and emotional knowledge in classrooms and conferences around New England, including the 2014 Climate Change march in NYC and the 2014 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry festival.
Follow Devin’s Fellowship experience at https://dsamuelsfcf.tumblr.com/