Pages Matam

2014 National Poetry Slam Champion, 2013 Southern Fried Champion

Pages Matam is a Cameroonian artist residing in the D.C.metropolitan area. He is a Write Bloody author, Callaloo fellow,  2014 National poetry slam champion and winner of Beltway Poetry Quarterly’s Best New Book of 2014. Pages is a Callaloo fellow and the author of, The Heart of a Comet (Write Bloody, 2014), winner of the Best New Book 2014 Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Pages is a proud gummy bear elitist, bowtie enthusiast, professional hugger and anime fanatic. When he takes stage – as a performer, educator, or activist for immigration and surviving sexual trauma – be prepared to be taken on an experience of cultural, socially conscious storytelling.


  • Callaloo Fellow 2015
  • Verses and Flow Season 4
  • 2014 National Poetry Slam Champion
  • 2013 Southern Fried Champion
  • Split This Rock Festival Panelist
  • 3rd place, Art and Social Justice Award (National Fair -Housing Alliance, NFHA)
  • NFHA Cultural Ambassador
  • Author of God Circus, (Sargent Press 2013)
  • The Heart of a Comet (Write Bloody 2014)
  • 2014 Beltway Poetry Quarterly Best New Book
  • Featured on Huffington Post and Upworthy

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