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Artistic, Poem

We Are Men

Black Ice is a poet from Russell Simmons‘s Def Poetry Jam. His poems, which frequently involve racial and social issues, combine hip-hop flow with rich vocabulary to create a unique style.

Shihan is a  National Poetry Slam Champion (2004) and National Poetry Slam Finalist(2nd in 2001, 5th in 2003 and 3rd in 2005) who has been featured on a variety of media outlets.  His abilities to transcend cultural and generational boundaries have made Shihan a much sought after talent.

There aren’t many poets who can distinguish themselves as a “poet rock star” but Poetri can.  He was one of the first poets to win a TONY AWARD with his own material on Broadway for Def Poetry Jam.  Just recently, POETRI was personally invited by President Obama to attend the first ever Spoken Word event at the WHITE HOUSE.


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I am a modern-day pirate. I travel the world and trade in today's currency, information. I sail through opportunity, comedy, history and strategy to turn turbulent into tournament, chaotic into cathartic, and embarrassing into emboldening. There are none who should fear me save two: Those who have what I want and those who get in my way. Are you done sailing your calm waters with strong undertow? Have you your fill of empty treasure and oasis destinations? Well good...come and join my crew! We're a lively lot from all over the world but be forewarned...anyone attempting to drop anchor will be thrown overboard, shot, harpooned and then marooned on an isle of cannibals. We move on! If you are ready...welcome aboard the Carpe Bootium!



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