"I’m gonna be on Verses and Flow this Wednesday night, 9pm on TVOne with Theresa the Songbird (Chicago), Jon Goode (Atlanta) & Raheem Devaughn… yeah, that Raheem Devaughn. Yall should watch and tell your friends to watch."


The big day is quickly approaching. 35 teens competed this season to represent Team Black at the 2013 Brave New Voices festival. We are down to the final 10. Six will go on to Chicago as members of the 2013 Philly Youth Poetry Team. 

Be part of a magical night hosted by PYPM’s own, Kai Davis & Jamarr Hall with PYPM’s DJ Reezy doing what he does best.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE by the Swarthmore College Poetry Team.

GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY! This event WILL sell out.

PYPM Finals - Hosted by Jamarr Hall & Kai Davis

Phila. Museum of Art (Van Pelt Auditorium) | May 4th | 5:30pm | $7 for Students - $15 for Adults | The top six poets will go on to represent Team Philly at the 2013 Brave New Voices Festival in Chicago | Hosted by Team Philly alums Jamarr Hall & Kai Davis |  Special performance by the 2013 Swarthmore College CUPSI team


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I feel bad

Me: *drops an unopened Cherry Coke on the subway platform -- it explodes and sprays the fuck outta the dude sitting next to me, including his face and hair*

Him: *Salty face*

Me: Um. My bad fam

Him: *Salty face*

Me: *Confused face*

Him: *Salty Face*

Me: *Gets on train that just arrived feeling bad*

Him: *Gets on train that just arrived with the salty, wet, sticky soda face*

The beautiful life

Featured in DC at Busboys & Poets, Tuesday. Brought my mentee, Jamarr Hall, with me and he rocked it!

Wednesday featured at World Cafe Live in Wilmington

Thurs, Fri, Sat evenings, did a series of shows with Randy Shine for the Fringe Festival Wilmington. Friday, I managed to get back to Philly in time to coach Jamarr and another one of my mentees, Kai Davis, in their poetry slam at The Fuze where they placed 1st and 2nd respectively. 

Saturday morning, followed by CNNs Black in America before PYPM workshop.

Tonight — taking Kai to perform at Swarthmore College. The crazy thing is, I’m more proud of the stuff I’ve done with Jamarr and Kai than anything I’ve done this week including the CNN stuff. I love performing… but I love watching my mentees perform more.