Archie the Messenger is one of my favorite poets.
Here's his bio:
A phenomenal poet ,performer and teacher Archie the Messenger (ATM) has touched the hearts and minds of people of all races, classes and educational backgrounds. From his hometown Buffalo, New York to Baltimore, Maryland ATM has used spoken word theater as healing and entertainment for the urban community.Archie the Messengers honors and accolades include winning the NAACPs Act-So National Oratory Championship, the New Africa House Slam(Buffalo,NY), Last Poet Standing 2004 championship (Baltimore) Rip The Mic Slam Winner,DC the Njozi Poets Slam Winner(Buffalo), Tri-City Slam Series Winner(Cleveland),. He was also a finalist in the Baltimore-vs.-DC Team, Winner of the Slam Last Poet Standing Championship and a member of Morgan State Universities Battle of the Schools Slam Team. He has been performing on the national spoken word circuit for over seven years and was the Capitol Jazz Fest Winner(Columbia MD) 2006 Nuyorican GRAND SLAM CHAMPION.