Paducah-based poet Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins has been performing his poetry at events around the region for many years (including the 2014 WKMS Battle of the Bands Competition at Maiden Alley Cinema). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns about his new book This is Why Kids Wanna Stay Up Late, hears some of his poetry, and his process teaching kids poetry in class workshops.
Just back from a book tour in the Southeast, for This is Why Kids Wanna Stay Up Late, Samuel "Snacks" Hawkins is working on another new book and a spoken word album. He also teaches workshops in schools, with a focus on defining poetry, its power and importance, and inspiring kids to tell their own stories through the medium.
He'll be reading at Gigabytes in Murray with the River City Poetry group on Saturday at 6 p.m. and can be seen at Etcetera Coffeeshop in Paducah every Friday at 8 p.m.