Traveling poets Sam Cook and Michael Lee rocked the house at the last Tourette’s show, winning the crowd with their passionate and personal spoken word performances. Sam was brave enough to be the first “sacrificial” performer at the slam and blasted us with both barrels in his deep meditation on political violence. “They say the sniper scope is a beautiful woman’s gaze, the crosshairs a crucifix” – great line.
Michael shared the story of his fight against alcoholism, which was by turns funny, shocking and humblingly honest. “I’m allergic to alcohol. Every time I drink it, I break out in handcuffs.” Check back for videos of their performances, and visit their webpages at http://www.myspace.com/samjcook and http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/michael-lee-poetry