LAURENCE OVERMIRE, currently poet-in-residence on The Jeff Farias Show, is an emerging voice for conscience and consciousness in the poetry world. Popularly known as “The Genealogist-Poet,” he has had a multi-faceted career as writer, actor, director and educator. His award-winning poetry, eclectic in form, style, and subject matter, and often provocative in its direct confrontation of social issues, has been widely published in the U.S. and abroad in hundreds of magazines, journals, and anthologies. He has also authored two books of poetry, Honor and Remembrance: A Poetic Journey through American History (2007) and Report From X-Star 10 (2009), sci-fi poetry focusing on the serious social and environmental issues that face mankind. (See Books for more information.) His plays include Slingshot, A Woman in Washington’s Army, and A Scrooge Mart Christmas Carol.