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JM HUSCHER

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Poet and performance artist JM HUSCHER sometimes "slams" under the moniker Johnny Tornado, presenting his high-energy performances and writing workshops in over twenty states. He was a member of Omaha's 2005, 2006, and 2007 National Poetry Slam teams and represented Nebraska at the Individual World Poetry Slam twice (in 2006 and 2007). The Omaha Entertainment Awards named him the 2006 Slam Poet of the Year after he won consecutive Omaha City Grand Slam Championship titles and set a new record for season wins. He was also a compiling editor and contributor for Slamma Lamma Ding Dong (an anthology by 35 of Nebraska's slam poets) which won the Nebraska Foundation for the Book award for Anthology of the Year in 2006. He was Lincoln, Nebraska's first Slammaster and a founder of the Nebraska Writers Collective, a 501 (c) existing to promote the writing and enjoyment of poetry in Nebraska. JM currently lives in Davis, California, where he works as a job coach for individuals with mental disabilities.



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