Danny Strack

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Danny Strack
Born (1979-01-03) January 3, 1979 (age 40)
Austin, Texas
OccupationSlam Poet, Writer
Literary movementSlam Poetry

Danny Strack is a performance poet and juggler, residing in Austin, TX.[1] He currently runs the Austin Poetry Slam,[2] a weekly show at the Spider House Ballroom[3] on Tuesday nights.[4] He has been a regular performer at the Austin Poetry Slam, as well as other Central Texas venues including The Hideout Theatre, Kickbutt Coffee, Expressions, Ruta Maya and Neo Soul since 2003.[5] He is a four-time member of the Austin Poetry Slam Team: 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and a multiple time coach.[6] In 2008,[7] the team advanced to Finals and placed 3rd overall at the National Poetry Slam in Madison, WI. He was next on the Austin Neo Soul Nationals team,[8] which placed first in the Group Poem Finals at the 2012 National Poetry Slam in Charlotte, NC.[9]

Danny has also been a feature poet on EXSE,[10] a showcase of Austin's best poets for Channel Austin and the Austin International Poetry Festival.[11] In 2013, Danny collaborated with Texas State Musician, Craig Hella Johnson, of Austin's Conspirare to produce "Fusion",[12] a workshop show that attempted to fuse spoken word poetry with choral song.[13]


  • Growth ISBN 978-1-4499-2518-5

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  1. ^ https://berkeleypoetryslam.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/get-to-know-our-spotlight-feature-danny-strack/
  2. ^ http://kut.org/post/austin-poetry-slammers-compete-make-national-team
  3. ^ http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/central-austin/austin-poetry-slam/
  4. ^ http://www.readthehorn.com/lifestyle/austin/103164/inside_austin_slam_poetry_video
  5. ^ http://texasgrandslam2014.tumblr.com/post/63079506730/competitor-profile-danny-strack
  6. ^ http://www.spokenwordreview.com/kevin-burke-the-founder-of-the-spoken-word-publishing-house-timber-mouse-talks-to-swr/
  7. ^ http://www.dane101.com/arts/2008/08/12/nps2008_charlotte_takes_top_prize_at_poetry_slam_finals
  8. ^ http://austin.culturemap.com/news/arts/07-30-12-10-29-witness-austins-two-best-slam-poetry-teams-before-they-head-off-to-slam-nationals/
  9. ^ http://austin.culturemap.com/news/arts/08-14-12-11-07-central-texas-slam-poets-bring-home-multiple-national-poetry-slam-championships/
  10. ^ http://www.myspace.com/exsespokenword
  11. ^ http://www.aipf.org/
  12. ^ http://austin.culturemap.com/news/arts/04-25-13-choir-meet-slam-poetry-slam-poetry-meet-choir/
  13. ^ http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/different-spaces-erewhon-and-fusion/
  14. ^ http://alibi.com/blog/s/arts/xy_1966/Get-your-rhyme-on.html
  15. ^ http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/outandabout/entries/2008/04/11/fat_and_sassy_t.html
  16. ^ http://www.cabq.gov/kimo/events/southwest-shootout-regional-poetry-slam-finals
  17. ^ http://www.fronterafest.org/site/index.html
  18. ^ http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A935781