Capturing the essence of LDIF23 Christian “Cubs the Poet” Davenport will document the festival talking to artists, academics, choreographers and audience. Cubs started his career typing custom poems in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 2011. He was appointed the first poet laureate of Baton Rouge in 2019.
Through his publishing company, Poetry Still Matters LLC, he creates custom books and recently collaborated with dancer and choreographer Maya Taylor and trombonist Jeremy Phipps on SHAPE | SHIFTER, a personal work examining the strain of assimilation, which premiered at Let’s Dance International Frontiers online in 2021 and in person in 2022.Cubs the Poet responds to the people and events around him. His current projects include the SOUL STUDY which brings together his spontaneous typewriter poetry and POETRIATS (poem and art) into a physical studio space. As Poet in Residence, Cubs the Poet will document the festival through poetry,
interviews, photography and painting to encapsulate the spirit and the people that make up LDIF23.