Verses & Flow

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Dyana Williams & Derrick Sampson talk with spoken work artist Poetri about his upcoming appearance on TV One’s Verses & Flow engineered by Lexus. Special thanks to Walton Isaacson.

Poetri was one of the first poets to win a Tony Award for Def Poetry Jam. Recently, he was invited by President Obama to attend the first spoken word event at the White House. Poetri has written and appeared in over 150 commercials and appeared on TV and film on House of Payne, Lincoln Heights, Blades of Glory and Yes Man. Along with an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Poetri was a major thread in the storyline of Ice Cube’s reality documentary Black.White. He created the record breaking Snickers digi-sodes Instant Def with the Black Eyed Peas and won the grand prize in the last online spoken word competition for Famecast. POETRI is a founder of the largest weekly poetry venue in the nation.

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