Youssef Alaoui is an Arab Latino word artist. He is more than thrilled to be the spiritual MC of The Poet & the Violin. His family and heritage are an endless source of inspiration for his varied, dark, spiritual and carnal writings. He has an MFA in Poetics from New College of California, San Francisco. His work has been published in four books, a zillion zines, read en voz alta in NYC, CDMX, Paris, Cairo, London, SF, LA, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Check him out at youssefalaoui.info.