Sheri Purpose Hall
Sheri Purpose Hall is a spoken word artist, author, radio personality, educator, and minister who uses her work to provide perspective and engage conversational empathy. She has Four books: a book of poetry, epistles, and essays titled “Black Girl Shattered”(2017); two poetry chapbooks “Mélange du Femme Noir” (2019) and “Chosen for Both” (2015); and a workbook/workshop “Writing Wrongs: Writing to Heal” (2016) which won an award from Bike for the Brain, a non-profit organization that works to reduce mental health stigma.
She is the founder of Arsyn Spit Fire, East of Red ArtHouse, and PenFire Publishing; Executive Director of Poetry for Personal Power; and provides consulting and assistance for many other non-profit, community-based, and arts organizations.
A.S. Rommel is a new-to-performing poet, originally from Maryland, whose poetry focuses on being relatable and making people feel seen and worthy of loving themselves. Through poetry, A. S. Rommel has been able to make connections with people who have gone through domestic violence, sexual assault and issues similar, and continues to write to spread awareness in how important healing your physical and mental health is, after various traumas. Outside of poetry, and despite being recently diagnosed with Ehler’s-Danlos Syndrome, A. S. Rommel is a Certified Medication Aide, who has been working the entire duration of COVID. She prefers to dedicate her life to helping others and making a difference; she believes even the smallest things can make a big impact.
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Tiara “Mysterious” Ford fell in love with performing spoken word poetry in February 2007. Since then, she has performed on multiple stages across the country, interviewed and featured on radio stations, podcasts, and open mics,
as well as released two poetry books “Completely Blessed” and “Completely Poetic: A Birth Defect”, as well as a fiction novel entitled “Talented & Complete.” Mysterious continues to increase her portfolio as an author, performer, and lover of poetry through her purpose of spreading a message of resilience and survival creatively.
Find her published work at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and more. Tap into Kansas City to see her live.
John “Hypocrace” Lewis “your favorite poets, favorite poet” has been in the poetry community for 10 years. He is the current slam master of “The Regulators” and the host of “I am Hypocrace presents: Third Thursdays” which pays artist for slams and cyphers. He is a crowd favorite at the “Soul Sessions” open mic held on Mondays at the KC Juke House. His hard work and love for the craft doesn’t go unnoticed as he was nominated in the Kansas City Poetry Awards for both Poet of the Year as well as Best Slam Poet 2018. Hypocrace is eager to learn more and further build his brand ˈpoʊətri.
Find him on Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, Apple Music, and more as John “Hypocrace” Lewis.
Seth Irving is a Christian poet out of Kansas City, and the author of three publications (all three can be found on Amazon) Coming to The Cross, At the Cross, and Love Trials. He is a professional roller-skater, social media influencer, and an end times preacher that discusses the science of the afterlife. He has performed at Starlight Theater, Word Play Battle League, I Am Hypocrace, Respect the Mic, Soul Sessions, and seven other poetry venues in the Kansas City area.
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Arick “T.A. RELL” Ridgell is a songwriter/producer/artist based out of Kansas City, MO. The 32-year-old musician has been writing and producing music since the age of 18. While he picked up the itch to make music later than most, his heavy arsenal of musical influences is what have elevated his quality of work. T.A.’s influences range from the late great Ray Charles, gospel icon John P. Kee, Brandy, to the current groundbreakers like P.J. Morton and Jon Bellion. T.A. tried not to trap himself in the box of genres but tries to use his love for all music to unlock the hearts and souls of listeners around the world. Join him on the journey of putting real music and lyrics in the atmosphere.
Tiara Nicole is a 35-year-old Kansas City, MO native and spoken word/slam poet. She recently won Best Spoken Word artist at the 2021 Kansas City People’s Choice Awards in August. She plans to release her first book “Tell My Son, Thank You” and the follow up “Was it Something I Said?!” in 2022. Outside of being a spoken word artist, Tiara is also a program coordinator for Poetry for Personal Power and the proud mother of a seven-year-old son, Tristian.
Gie Santana is a 32-year-old single parent Kansas City Missouri native and an avid lover of the arts. Southeast High, Bryant Elementary and a host of local libraries contributed to a childhood passion for poetry. In adulthood, multitasking, surviving failing and succeeding grew the passion.
Currently, Gie Santana is an advocate for mental health/suicide awareness, and self-love as well as an increasing writer. She creates an abundance of different pieces in hopes of helping her community, peers, and herself.
She is a certified Breastfeeding Peer Counselor/ Community Resource Specialist Truman Medical Center 2015-2017 and Medical Assistant
Brandon “Amayzn” Nelson is a well experienced spoken word artist and SLAM poet from Kansas City MO. He uses his experiences in life and thru writing to help encourage people of all creeds and now is a happily involved sponsored artist with Poetry for Personal Power.
Just Angel is a Kansas City creative that has a background in song, dance, and poetry. She has been a performance artist for over 3 decades and is a sponsored P3 artist.
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Lisa B Heney (Narrator)