The Heart and Soul of Poetryfest

Good day ladies and gentlemen.

It comes with great sadness and a heaviness in not only my heart but in the heart of the BPC family and poetry community that Mr. Charles Wilson, AKA King Kaiju, has passed on this morning, Thursday, August 2, 2018.

When Leslie and I arrived to Myrtle Beach, SC for the 2018 BPC Poetryfest, we were requested by Charles to pick him up from Myrtle Beach International. We did so, and we were amused by his stories and touched by how much of a positive impact he has and had on those around him. From there, we witnessed Why.

Charles was a hype man the likes we never heard before: he hollered, screamed, cheered and made us laugh as each poet and performer hit the stage during Poetryfest. His energy was infectious, and still is to this day. As I am writing this, I can still hear and see him getting the BPC family excited for each artist and performer.

During our down time, he kept us entertained and played some serious Spades, ushering in team after team, and dispatching team after team. Charles is an all-around great guy with a very warm and friendly spirit.

King Kaiju’s passing has hit us hard: he will be deeply and sorely missed.

May your spirit resonate within us all as you Rest In Peace my brother.

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