Kataalyst Alcindor is a spoken word artist whose work focuses on the people, culture, and history of his beloved native city, New Orleans. The two-time National Poetry Slam Champion was the only poet chosen from thousands of submissions to appear on the second season of Lexus sponsored television show Verse & Flow, a season that earned the show a NAACP Image Award nomination.
Since that performance, he's gone on to perform his work on some of the nation's most renowned stages, including PBS in honor of the ten-year commemoration of Hurricane Katrina as well as America's capital, Washington D.C., at the illustrious Kennedy Center.
The published writer of Marrero is also a founding member of Slam New Orleans, a multi-national award winning author collective, as well as Evacuteer.org, a local non-profit organization whose volunteers assist in the event of the mandatory evacuation in the city of New Orleans. After his international performance in the Read My World Festival in Amsterdam, he returned to America to join the gulf coast slam team Burn Beautiful. The team went on to earn third place in the nations largest poetry slam competition, The Southern Fried Poetry Slam.