Matthew "Cuban" Hernandez

In residence May 3 - May 6, 2018

Matthew is a participant in the first Teaching Artists Summit, hosted by Four Corners Fellowship and AIR Serenbe. Four Corners Fellowship is a new initiative curated by Sarah Kay and Mahogany L. Browne.

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Matthew ‘Cuban’ Hernandez is a poet, speaker, and performance coach from Jacksonville, Florida. He has toured as far as Abu Dhabi and nearly every major city in the United States and Europe, performing, teaching and coaching poetry. A teaching artist for nearly ten years, Matthew has spent the last four years working in youth detention centers across Los Angeles County. He has opened for artists such as Wu-Tang and has performed for platforms such as BuzzFeed and NPR. Matthew is also a three time Southern Fried poetry slam champion and an award-winning poetry coach. Cuban’s favorite activity is making people feel great; sometimes he does this through poetry.