by David A. Gaines
David A. Gaines (he/they), also known as Dave G, is a Black writer, filmmaker and performer born and raised in the greater Philadelphia area. He is an award-winning and nationally touring poet, a fellow of The Watering Hole and holds multiple slam poetry championship titles, including 2017 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational Champion and 4th rank in the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam. His work has been featured in the National Black Arts Festival, International Human Rights Art Festival, Button Poetry, Write About Now, VICE Media, among many others. When not performing, you can find Dave teaching poetry to Philly youth, collecting yo-yos and searching for the greatest spicy pickle recipe.