Nikki Burian is a queer, nonbinary slam poet currently living in Portland, OR. Nikki primarily uses they/them but welcomes any and all pronouns. They are a recipient of the 2011 Iowa Poetry in Public award, have been featured in Woke Monozine, and represented Portland in both the 2018 National Poetry Slam and the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam. They are the author of two very okay chapbooks: I Hope My Cat Doesn't Have Self-Esteem Issues (2016) and Kindergarten Memory Spiral (2018). They believe the performance of spoken word is as essential as the words being performed. Nikki wants you to know they are here for you.