Chrishonda Crawford Smith aka CHRIS CRAWFORD, was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and later came to Houston in the late 1980s. Chris has been the featured poet at many poetry venues around Houston including Houston's longest running venue The Poetry Lounge. Chris has performed and won various poetry competitions around Houston. Chris has performed at The Nzuri Natural Hair Show Events, The IMPROV, Several Churches around the City, and many other places. Chris Crawford came second by .6 points for the 2014 Houston Performance Poet of the year for the Houston Poetry Festival. To Chris her poetry means living out a God Given purpose and having fun while in the process.