Candy is a highly experienced author, poet, and performer, for over 28 years. Current CEO of Dallas Poetry Slam, and owner of CandysWorld Ent, she has worked as a Lead Instructor for the Literary Arts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and has created a teaching artist program for Dallas Poetry Slam that partners with youth organizations across the country. Candy is also an entrepreneur and a national corporate motivational speaker. She has spoken at a variety of events across the country, including the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit, the inaugural TedxFrisco, and the TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon.
Dex is a poet and performer who has been active in the scene since 2014. Dex is also the website designer and Executive Assistant for Dallas Poetry Slam since 2019. He formerly hosted the Life Through Art open mic and the "On The Writer's Block" radio show on the KEBN Network with his best friend Janae. In addition to his work in poetry. He has worked as a Teaching Artist through Dallas Poetry Slam.