Memphis based writer, actor, and spoken word artist; The POET is a soulful voice in performance poetry. His story is of the poetic rhetoric — values from the heart, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family; passion, pain, and poetry as the means of getting ahead, and the absolute conviction that a life so blessed should be lived to praise his art throughout the world. Entering the spoken word arena in early 2011, he has become an award winning spoken word artist. Growing up under the artistry and guidance of Tupac Shakur, August Wilson, Lorraine Hansberry, The POET knew he wanted to ease the world pain with his words. The POET has made numerous appearances at the National Civil Rights Museum where he used spoken word to fuse poetry, music, and photography.Currently, as a student at the University of Memphis, The POET is involved in many community service activities in addition to operating his own business, Team You Are Bless Clothing Company©. His goal is to inspire people to strive towards their destiny, while providing them with products that stem from hope-thriving photographs, poetic justice, real life events, and an undeniable artistic twist. Each product exemplifies the power of being committed and making extraordinary happen despite past problems and current despair. Blazing with an innovative spirit, The POET has taken over the poetry world producing his own series of inspirational films entitled: Po-et-ic Films. Taking total control of this brand, ensuring unique, inspirational art in all forms is the underlying driving force. The POET will release his first book “ The Pain Only Exist Temporarily”, in Fall 2014. “The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.”-Socrates .