I am Poet, Educator & Curator
Just Buffalo teaching artist Marquis “Ten Thousand” Burton is a spoken word poet, educator and curator. Working with Shea’s Performing Arts, C.A.O.(Community Action Organization), Say Yes Buffalo and other non-profit and educational institutions he has taught young writers to discover their voice through poetry while celebrating their stories for more than a decade. He has represented Buffalo in National Poetry Slams for the past decade and has been the official team coach for 3 years. Marquis has also held the position of curator of poetry talent for the Music Is Art Festival for the past 6 years.