|Poet Laureate of Fayetteville, Arkansas
Author and performer of the one-person play, “Down in Littletown”
Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, KY
He represented Arkansas at the 2001, 2002, 2003 National Poetry Slams
In 2001 he ranked in the top ten percent of slam poets in the world. Of that clientele, he was the only one from rural America
In 2005 Clayton reigned as Arkansas’ Grand Slam Champion (regional slam with TX, TN, AL, AR)
Clayton has performed poetry at readings, slams, and features in Denver, Oakland, Tulsa, OKC, Little Rock, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Seattle, Madison, Wisc., Burlington, Vt., Dallas, San Antonio, Ft. Worth, Hot Springs, Fayetteville, and Ft. Smith, and the country of England.
Won 1st place and 2nd place in two poetry categories at the 2001 Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. Conference in Oklahoma City
Won the 2001 Poet of the Year Award in Northwest Arkansas
Summer 2001 he won 1st place out of over two hundred poets in the ANew Talent@ category of ByLine Magazine, a writer’s magazine for writers.
Selected as a member of Arkansas Artists on Tour (seven years running)
Chosen as a poetry ambassador with the Arkansas Arts in Education program (seven years and going strong)
Founder of Student Poetry Movement, a creative awakening public school presentation with which he has inspired thousands of students in America and England.
Magna Cum Laude
Actor and Comedian
Award Winning Poet
Passion for Students