Poets

 

MOODY BLACK                         Greenville, S.C.

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Moody Black –

Moody Black-Spoken Word poet, Hip-Hop artist, actor, host and visual artist.

His gifted talents and special ingredients of various facets or art make his live shows exciting, fun, and engaging.

Moody Black was a member of the 2004-2005 Upstate South Carolina Slam Team, the 2006 Spartanburg S.C. Grand Slam Champion, and the slam master for the Upstate South Carolina Slam Team from 2006-2008.

Moody Black is the 2012 Grind Flu magazine Spoken Word Artist of the Year. Also recognized as Feb 25th,2013 107.3JamZ Upstate Sc Black history maker. Unifyed SOl Poets more recently honored as pioneers at the 2013 “1st Annual Spoken Word Gala” in Columbus GA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUSTIN BLACKBURN        Greenville, S.C

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JUSTIN BLACKBURN –

Justin Blackburn is a poet for the Awakening of Human Consciousness.  A lot like life Blackburn’s poetry is sometimes uplifting, sometimes hilarious, sometimes romantic, sometimes fearlessly confronting the buried feelings of the human condition, but always worthy of appreciation and open to teaching and learning.  Blackburn has had five poetry books published, performed these poems all over, and even won Poet of the Year by Beat Magazine.  Currently Blackburn is a member of the Greenville, SC Slam Team and has been touring at various venues/bookshops behind his latest collection of poetry, Child Be Wild, published by Inner Child Press.   
   
2007 Beat Magazine Poet Of The Year
2009 Blackburn’s second collection of poetry Farting Fire published by Virgogray Press, sold the most copies in the history of the press.
2010 Blackburn was a member of the poetry group New Danger.  They toured colleges,
high schools, and middle schools performing poems and giving workshops.
2011 his poem Before I Opened Myself To Love won the Dripping Silence Poetry Contest.
2011 Blackburn won the Club 100 poetry slam.
Blackburn has had hundreds of poems published through the literary world in magazines, literary journals, zines, anthologies, blogs, walls, etc. including 11:11, SemanticsLeft Behind Literary JournalSpeed PoetsOpen Mind’s QuarterlyDecantoAngel VoicesFissure Magazine, A &U’s America AIDS Magazine etc
Blackburn is a featured performer who has had featured performances at some of the top Poetry Venues in the country.  He has featured for Wit’s EndBlack On Black RhymeCometry, and M.A.D Studios etc. In 2009 Blackburn was one of three poets chosen to perform at the River Center For The Performing Arts for the Georgia State Poetry Society Festival.
The Indie band Coma Cinema converted Blackburn’s poems into song lyrics for their critically acclaimed album Baby Prayers.  Coma Cinema invited Blackburn on the road to perform and tour with them.

Justin Blackburn knows his accolades do not make his existence less of a cage and prefers to show his depth and inspiration through being true to himself.  He greatly appreciates everything he has been through and everything he is currently manifesting

If you are looking for a convoluted truth, there is no need to turn here, for within Justin Blackburn’ is only the truth of a poet whose heart is pure and unafraid to get in your face with flowers, light, love, hugs, kisses, and so much more. Michael Aaron Casares Author of This Reality of Man

Justin Blackburn loves you.  www.justinblackburnlovesyou.com

 

 

 

 

 

UNIFYED SOL POETS             Greenville, S.C.

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Unifyed Sol Poets –

Moody Black-Spoken Word poet, Hip-Hop artist, actor, host and visual artist. Kimbi the Goddess-Spoken Word poet, actress, host, Jazz/Blues/Soul singer, and visual artist.Representing the upstate of South Carolina, Robert and Kimbi Mullins aka Moody Black and Kimbi the Goddess are spoken-word artists that travel the country to enlighten and entertain. Their union is a symbol of beats marrying rhyme and soul melting with funk: resulting in something so hot that calling it “fire” wouldn’t be hot enough! Unifyed Sol Poets is a duo that produces a soulful cleaning through rhythm, energy, and creative word play. Their unique talents and special ingredients of various facets or art make their live shows exciting, fun, and engaging. Unifyed Sol Poets blend real life experiences that everyone can relate with hope and inspiration. Unifyed Sol Poets has created a buzz that is echoed in the following accomplishments.

Moody Black was a member of the 2004-2005 Upstate South Carolina Slam Team, the 2006 Spartanburg S.C. Grand Slam Champion, and the slam master for the Upstate South Carolina Slam Team from 2006-2008. Kimbi the Goddess was a member of the 2008 Upstate South Carolina Slam Team, the 2008 Upstate South Carolina Grand Slam Team, the 2008 Upstate South Carolina Grand Slam Champion, 2008 Spartanburg S.C. Grand Slam Champion, and the 2009 South Carolina Queen Slam Champion.

Both Moody and Kimbi are board members of Wits End Poetry and are regular hosts at Coffee Underground Poetry night in Greenville, South Carolina. Both have collectively featured in numerous publications and books, won several slams throughout South Carolina, and have competed nationally in many slams. Together they are like the Ashford and Simpson, and the Ossie davis and Ruby Dee of Spoken Word.

Moody Black is the 2012 Grind Flu magazine Spoken Word Artist of the Year. Also recognized as Feb 25th,2013 107.3JamZ Upstate Sc Black history maker. Unifyed SOl Poets more recently honored as pioneers at the 2013 “1st Annual Spoken Word Gala” in Columbus GA.