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Rj Walker kicks off the 1st episode of "the phoenix rooftop sets" - new indie art series







Phoenix had a special treat in the beginning of 2024 with the visitation of salt lake city's notorious rj walker. Rj is nationally known for his cutting edge poetry, technology integrations, live theatre, poetry, music and insanity!


seth walker poetry has started a new performance series called "the phoenix rooftop sets" that will eventually be released in a nft format for future art collectors; which this is the pilot episode for.


Enjoy the lyrical stylizing and mind twisting imagery as rj walker takes you on a journey of maniacal hypothesizing!


video filmed & produced by seth walker poetry





RJ Walker can be contacted for booking through his email address:


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More about rj Walker:

RJ Walker is a Poet, Playwright, and Voice Actor from Salt Lake City. 


Poetry Bio:

RJ Walker is a performance poet and voice actor from Salt Lake City, Utah. RJ Has performed at the national poetry slam numerous times, representing Salt Lake City, and Sugar House Utah. At the Individual World Poetry Slam he was a showcased poet on final stage and placed 6th overall at the 2017 Individual world poetry slam. RJ won the NPS Spirit of the Slam award for organizing the first Compliment Deathmatch event. The next year he placed 4th at the National Poetry Slam with the Salt City Unified team. He is a winner of the Button Poetry video contest. Locally, RJ is the host and operator of The Greenhouse Effect Open Mic, SLC’s longest running open mic style event. RJ is a TEDX SLC speaker and was a keynote speaker for the League of Utah Writers’ Quills Conference.


Poetry Samples:

Video

My Mother Explains My Depression To Me https://youtu.be/7KLQ49maQdw 

Grandpa Millennial https://youtu.be/9NHxS2ZQ9bE 


Written

Firecracker and Show & Tell https://upnorthlit.org/rj-walker 

The Shapeshifter (after Salina Foster) https://www.slccfolio.org/the-shapeshifter-by-rj-walker 



Acting and Playwriting

RJ has narrated over 30 audiobooks and has designed escape rooms and written murder mystery adventures for Mystery Escape Room and Sundance TV. He has written 5 produced plays for Salt Lake Community College, Wasatch Theatre Company, and The Utah Arts Alliance. He is an Irene Ryan nominated actor and an ACTF finalist in playwriting. He is also a runner up for the ACTF devised theatre competition.RJ is currently on the creative team for The Box theatre, and serves as a playwright in residence. He is also the narrative designer for the Dreamscapes immersive experience and has designed 3 Alternate Reality Games that take players on adventures through the urban exploration of Salt Lake City. Currently he is the executive director of Lords of Misrule theatre company which pioneers mutual-aid focused theatre arts.

Theatre Reviews Lord of Misrule Review:


Home of Truth Review:


Poetry ReviewsRJ Walker's performance for our poetry organization at the University of Alabama was incredible. His ability to really encompass characters, voices, and emotions in his work really stood out. The variety he showed on the stage made him an instant favorite among our students- Jahman Hill, University of Alabama Student Association for Poetry


RJ Walker's performance ability blends the art and the artist into an inseparable narrative that'll make you want to simultaneously cry, laugh, and give him a (consensual) hug. I've seen him write and perform pieces that deserve to be their own Pixar Short. RJ is unapologetic in his approach to art, and for those who have had the privilege of witnessing it should thank him for his work.

-Jose Soto, University of Utah  student poetry club director


Editing Mee reviewing The Ghost Was Always The Machine




Awards and Recognition:

2014 Utah Arts Festival State Poetry Championship, placed 3rd.

Ranked 6th in the world at the 2017 Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS.)

Placed 1st in Head to Head Haiku at the 2017 IWPS. 

Showcase poet on 2016 IWPS finals stage

Competed on Group Piece Final Stage at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.

Raw SLC Performance Artist of the Year

2015 Utah Arts Festival Finalist

2013, 2014, 2015 Salt City Slam and Sugar Slam Team Selection Finalist

Showcase poet 2016 IWPS

2016 Utah Arts Festival Indie Slam finalist

Runner Up at Ink Slam! a California Regional Poetry Slam!

Iron Pen Ultra 24hr Writing Contest winner 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2023

2017 NPS Group Piece Finalist

2017 NPS Spirit of the Slam award

Button Poetry Live winner

Videos published by Button Poetry

Videos published by Write About Now

Audio and writing published by Voicemail Poems

2018 National Poetry Slam Finalist

4th place at 2018 National Poetry Slam

Irene Ryan Acting Nominee

ACTF Playwriting finalistACTF Devised Theatre Runner-Up

RJ has published 5 chapbooks of poetry and has one album of spoken word poetry. 

RJ has completed 6 North American tours. 

RJ has numerous voiceover and audiobook narration credits. 

TEDX Salt Lake City Speaker

2023 Quills Writing Conference Speaker



Other Articles/News about RJ Walker






Contact information:

RJ Walker can be contacted

his email address rjwalker.scia@gmail.com


Link to facebook page


Link to audio album and voice demos


Link to online store


Link to youtube video of performance poetry


Link to viral poem on Imgurhttp://imgur.com/a/PTcY1


Link to youtube video of comedy


Link to online writing portfolio




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