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Artist Name
Poetic X Caddo Parish Poet Laureate
Artist Statement

No life shall go without Poetry. So many questions to ask in a world with limited answers. Poetry
has the ability to connect persons with spiritual forces needed to perceive intuitively. So much
catches our attention outside the body, causing us to overlook the self automated responses to
our own questions. We all have a poem/picture/sound being developed or completed in our lives
at this very moment, whether it’s a relationship, friendship, leadership, scholarship etc. Often
minds are not concentrated enough during obstacles to patiently engage or understand vital
signs important for self awareness and spiritual growth. I use Poetry as a mechanism to help
persons identify and reach their deepest inner potential. The focal point of my work is to provide
“enlightenment”. Many subjects surface when I’m writing or performing Poetry such as Science,
History, Religion, Nature, Medicine, Archeology and others. I meditate on relevant scenes, time
periods, and key words to give Poetry the X factor needed to transfer light. Poetry is our universal connection to Science. It is the equation of our Mathematics. It is the color of our evolution. It is who we ARE and who we must be if we are to ever experience free. Poetry is the substance that creates life. I am returning the favor. I am POETIC X.

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POETIC X PERFORMANCES
– Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
– ARTBREAK
– ARTSPACE
– Red River Revel
– Louisiana State University Shreveport
– Southern University Shreveport
– Centenary College
– Central Art Station
– Municipal Auditorium
– Millennium Studios
– Shreveport Convention Center
– Sam’s Town Casino
– Eldorado Casino
– JuJu Bag Cafe (New Orleans)
– Barnwell Center
– Urban Grind Cafe (Atlanta, Georgia)
– Shreveport Memorial Libraries (Mooretown, Broadmoor, David Raines & Hamilton Branch)
– Robinson Film Center
– The Remington
– Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras Ball
– Shreveport House Concert Series (Opened for Tank & The Bangas)
– MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA)
– Clark Art Institute (Williams College)

POETIC X ORGANIZATION PERFORMANCES
– Shreveport Regional Art’s Council
– Shreveport Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
– Shreveport Community Foundation
– Louisiana Film Prize Festival
– Theater of Performing Arts
– Southern Black Theater Festival
– Pamoja Multicultural Arts Center
– Project Reclaim Youth Academy
– Golden Rule Charter School (Dallas, TX)
– Volunteers of America
– Providence House

POETIC X CHURCH PERFORMANCES
– Mount Cannan Baptist Church
– Galilee Baptist Church
– Little Union Baptist Church
– Bright Star Baptist Church
– Hurricane Bluff Baptist Church
– Light Hill Baptist Church
– Mary Springhill AME
– Calvary Baptist Church
– From Bondage To Freedom

POETIC X COMMISSION WORKS
– Lights, Camera, Action
– Sunset Gallery
– Central Art Station
– Southern Hospitality
– This City, Our City
– On The Shoulders of Giants
– UNDisputed
– Hard To Concentrate ‘A Wedding Story’
– The Announcement
– Point Me To The Prize
– When We Shake Hands
– AS IS
– Art-illery

POETIC X FEATURES
– Featured on NEA (National Endowment of the Art (Artist of the Month) Website
– Featured in Shreveport Times Newspaper
– Featured in Shreveport Sun Newspaper
– Featured at ‘Grounded’ Poetry Event (Houston, TX)

– Featured at LOVE on C.A.N.V.A.S
– Featured in Forum Magazine
– Featured in SB Magazine
– Featured on KSLA Hometown Show
– Featured in Alexandria Town Talk Newspaper
– Featured in Nick Cave AS IS Documentary

– Featured in “Green’s Alley” Short Film (Louisiana Film Prize Top 20)

POETIC X MURALS
– Central Art Station
– Long Live Louisiana

POETIC X XHIBITIONS
– Long Live Louisiana
– Photosynthesis ‘Speaking Light Into Dark Matter’

POETIC X WORKSHOPS
– Flight School ‘Develop, Launch, Land, Safety’s
– Building Poetry From Scratch

POETIC X PRODUCTS
– When Faith Begins To Flourish (Poetry Album)
– From The Soil II The Surface (Poetry Album)
– Xclamation ‘The Art of Poetry’ (Poetry Album)
– The Promo (Hip Hop/Poetry Album) Jukebox 7 Records

– “Sip Therapy” (Poetry Album) Jukebox 7 Records: Coming Summer 2021
– “Poetic X 10 Volume 1” Poetry Book: Nominated Best of NWLA 2016 Speak A Million Publishing
– “Poetic X 10 Volume 2” Poetry Book: Coming Spring 2021 Speak A Million Publishing
– “HITZ” Animation Fiction Book: Coming Spring 2021 Speak A Million Publishing

— “Louise From London” Animation Fiction Book: Coming Spring 2021 Speak A Million Publishing

POETIC X HOSTED EVENTS
– Poetic Paradise (08′-10′)
– Poetic Tuesdays(11′-12′)
– The Poets Corner(14′-15′)
– Poetry Knack (17′- January 18′)

– Poetic Sundays in Caddo Common Park (April 20′ – July 20′

– Poetic Thursdays-Shreve Town Studio (20′-Dec.30′)

POETIC X POETRY EVENTS

– Annual Poet On Ya’ Poetry Fest (Founded in 2018)
– Roses Are From Concrete
– Distinguished Gentleman
– Electrolytes ‘Replenishing Sisterhood’

POETIC X AWARDS

– Fellowship in Theater Award
– G. Scott Griffin Award
– Bona-Fide Performance Award Winner
– Young Men’s Initiative Award
– Youth Leadership Academy Award
– Arts Ambassador 2017
– Critical MASS 6 Performance Showcase Award Winner

-Ephraim Tyler Award ‘Poet of the Year 2019’

_Caddo Parish Poet Laureate (2021-2024

 
POETIC X PUBLICATIONS
-Shreveport Times 
-The Writer’s Club (Poetry Journal)
– Grey Thoughts (Poetry Journal)
– Rock the Pigeon Blog
– Mass MoCA Review 
-Thrush Poetry Journal 
-3 Elements Review
 

POETIC X MEDIA
– Shreveport Times
https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/entertainment/arts/2017/08/23/popular-spoken-word-artist-stacks-rhymes-like-bricklayer/593337001/

-Shreveport Times https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/entertainment/arts/2018/11/01/srac-awards-fellowship-spoken-word-artist/1851381002/

-KSLA 12 Community https://www.ksla.com/2020/07/28/poet-brings-poetic-justice-shreveport/

 

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