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.