Everybody has some sort of hobby. My hobby is wrestling words.

I first got into poetry by being exposed to two totally different styles, but was equally blown away by both.

It was a book of poetry released by Jewel called A Night Without Armor that first interested me in poetry.

Then I came across Russel Simmons Def Poetry Slam on HBO. I've been hooked on poetry, and the spoken word scene ever since.

In this edition of Trav's Monday Morning Mental Jungle Gym:

Whatever happened to the greatest poem ever written?

Shout out to my beautiful daughter Anita for beeping out the cuss word in this video.