Big Poppa E
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Big Poppa E is the stage name of slam poetry performer Eirik Ott. His stage performances combine performance poetry, stand-up comedy, and dramatic monologue about relationships, pop culture, and hot button issues of the day.
Highlights of Big Poppa E's performance career include: two stints on HBO's Def Poetry showcase; appearances on BET's The Way We Do It comedy/variety program, National Public Radio, and CBS's 60 Minutes news magazine; and a National Poetry Slam Championship win as part of the 1999 San Francisco Poetry Slam Team, which was the only undefeated team that year out of 48. Big Poppa E has also performed at the National Poetry Slam as a member of teams from Chico, California, Austin, Texas and San Antonio, Texas.
He is the author of five chapbooks of poetry and prose (The Wussy Boy Manifesto, Missing, Exploding Heart, Big Poppa E's Magic Poetry, and his latest Come Destroy Me), two collections of haiku, two CDs of live recordings (Wussy Boy and B-Sides), and a DVD (Couches Across America). He has also published nearly twenty zines since 1992 as well.
Big Poppa E currently resides in Austin, Texas, where he continues to be an active member of the slam community.