Michael Covenant Watson

Chicago native Michael Covenant Watson has performed his works in and around Chicago bars, cafes, schools, and cultural arenas since the early nineties.

His poems have been described as passionate explorations into the lives of folks who live on the margins. Stylistically they find their medium between explosiveness of "slam" and the more subtle reaches of "page" poems.

In 1999 he founded Wordslingers, a program designed to showcase the artistry and thought of Chicago area poets Wordslingers can be heard on the first and third Sunday nights from 8pm to 9 pm on 88.7 fm WLUW Loyola University or streaming live from www.wluw.org.