Marc Smith's Crowdpleaser presents eighteen poems by the inventor of THE Poetry Slam in a reader friendly format. This book seeks to capture the essence of a performance by the man who sparked a nation-wide movement. His work has been featured on "60 Minutes' in "Time" magazine, "The New York Times," "The Los Angeles Times," "Playboy," and "Smithsonian Magazine." In "Crowdpleaser", Marc Smith's poems are presented with a visual context created by performance illustrations by Michael Alerra. This first ever publication by the writer who has revitalized spoken word performance in America is book worth having in anyone's contemporary poetry library.