|The Hocking Hills Festival of Poetry|
Frank Escamilla, Is known in the streets and open-mic venues of Los Angeles as “Bus Stop Prophet” for his propensity to bust rhymes in unexpected places, Frank has been deeply engaged in creative peace-making work for over 15 years, both here in LA, and as far away as South Africa and Sweden. He is A gifted poet, spoken word-artist, open-mic host, community-builder and teacher. Frank is dedicated to medicine that lives in the practice of writing. As a teaching artist, Frank facilitates writing workshops for everyone from Compton elementary school 5th graders to formerly incarcerated adults at Homeboy Industries. In any setting, his passion for the healing power of poetry is truly infectious.