Five years ago, we debuted the very first Bend Design. There we were blown away by MOWO, whose poetry gets to the heart of things that need to be said—yet often go unspoken. We’re delighted to have him back as the emcee for 2019. MOsley WOtta is a critically acclaimed “multimedia multiethnic multivitamin artist, performer, speaker” and the Creative Laureate of Bend, Oregon. His work has been recognized by the Oregon Arts Commission and Rise Up International in association with the US Embassy, among others.