Starting as a street performer playing a beggar, Arthur Greenleaf Holmes rose to the rank of honorable “Unknown Poet” in the Renaissance Festival. Arthur, otherwise known as Gordon Boudreau, grew up in Syracuse New York. With influence from his father, an english professor teaching the american transcendentalist such as Thoreau, Emerson, and Whitman, Gordon grew up with the language of poetry. He draws poetic elements from Keats, Wordsworth, and Frost combined with the comedy styles inspired by Peter sellers and Warner Bro’s cartoons for his performances and poetry. Both Gordon and Arthur show their passion for their work, blending “the profane with the illuminating” at the Polish Pub in Texas Ren Faire.

“Beyond simply making people laugh, what do you want them to go away with?”