From the cultural expression of Langston Hughes to the Beat Poets of the 1950s to modern rap and hip-hop music, performance poetry follows the trend of rhythmic engagement with listeners. As the name suggests, performance poems are meant to be spoken aloud with expression and movement that reflect their meaning. Beneath the tourism and theme park industries magnetized by year-round great weather in Central Florida lies a hyper talented, yet seldom seen in traditional spaces, cohort of performance poets. These wordsmiths, also referred to as spoken word artists,