Brian Sonia-Wallace (alias Rent Poet) makes poetry and live art, and is interested in community development, cultural literacy and people talking to each other. His first book of poems, I Sold These Poems, Now I Want Them Back, was published by Yak Press in 2016. As a theatre maker, Brian has been nominated for the 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award, received NEA funding for his Bike Odyssey LA and served as Artistic Director for Tabula Rasa Production in Scotland from 2008 – 2011. other poetry publications may be found in The Poetry Circus (2015), Fools Guild Quarterly (2012), New York Academy of Medicine (2012) and Inklight Journal (2011). Past accomplishments include residencies with the National Parks System, LACMA, Shuar Nation (Ecuador), Gallerie Ulrike Petschelt (Germany) and Dollar Shave Club. Brian has an MA in Sustainable Development from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.