Justin Lamb is an educator, writer and a 2013 National Poetry Slam champion with Slam New Orleans (SNO). A four-time member of the nationally acclaimed Team SNO (2011-14), Justin is a two-time Slam New Orleans Grand Champion and received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans in 2019. He is the author of the live poetry album However It Turns Out Is Perfect (2013) and the chapbook Everything Has A Place (Next Left Press, 2016). Justin co-founded and co-organizes the New Orleans Youth Open Mic, a poetry show for New Orleans youth, and recently established Poetry Friends, a curated monthly show that celebrates craft, originality and fun. He lives in New Orleans with his partner and serves as the Dean of Students and Poetry Club Advisor at an early college.
PRAISE FOR JUSTIN LAMB
“After this year’s Summer of Slam, some of us might have thought we weren’t ready for more big-performance poems quite yet… But Justin Lamb proved any non-believers one hundred percent wrong with an awesomely sincere, entertaining, and pun-filled journey…”
-Boston Poetry Slam
PRAISE FOR “HOWEVER IT TURNS OUT IS PERFECT”
“Anyone who has seen Justin perform live knows that as he spits the piece, he reaches out to pull at the air around him, as if embracing not just the listening crowd, but the entire world. The CD is by turns joyful, hilarious, heartbreaking, and exhausting.”