Beverly Black- Editor of Gumbo For the Soul Anthology
Cecilia Staples- Winner of Poetry Phone Bash Contest
Cliche Darling-Performed Poetry at Macademia Center
Cliff Chandler- Just got a three book deal from Kensington/ Won Jada Award
Cynthia Highsmith Hooks- Won Omar Tyree Poetry Circle Award of Excellence
Darcel Williams- Working on set of a Texas soap opera
Dawn Marie Rodriguez- Poetry Spotlight Award (Featured in 1st Anniversary Issue of Disilgold Soul)
Deanne Davis- Selected as Poetry Month Award Recipient
Dee Freeman- Voted Outstanding Poet of the Year 2003
Denise Campbell- Producing Reclaiming Life Campaign II/ All 5 books in bookstores
Eddie L. Oliver- Voted Best Male Poet
Eve Hall- Most Dynamic Poetry Award
Harold Antoine- Spoken Word Award Recipient
Heather Covington- Poetry Society Editor's Choice Award
Harvey M. Lockley- Semi-finalist of Online Bash
Humphrey Iroku- Honored at 1st YOUnity Guild Awards
James Singleton- First Husband & Wife Award Recipients
Margie Gosa Shivers- Books are now on Barnes & Noble Bookstore Shelves
Nancy D. Tolsen- Selected as Poet of the Month
Pam Osbey- Won Gwendolyn Brooks Award from the Estate
ShoLove da Poetic- Now a Neshee Publication Author
Steve Caravella- Appointed as YOUnity Guild Membership Director
Terry a. O'neal- Featured on Def Poetry Jam
Tonya Aaron- Selected as Poet of the Month
Vincent Alexander- Headed up the Brother2 Brother Symposium and Bike Race Across America to Harpo Studios
Yolantha Harrison Pace- Has appeared in numerous papers, won a lot of awards and has a new book on the way.
Tim, better known as Prolific is fast on the rise to superstardom.
Meet Timothy A.K.A. Prolific
"Serene, a quiet storm of talent, inner turmoil disguised with humbleness, pride and dedication to his craft are just a few words to describe Prolific. Upon meeting Prolific, you get a sense that to step into his shoes you must know yourself. Timothy searches the depths of his" Prolific Soul" through poetry, but don't mistaken him for a another poetry slam artist with only one mission to win. Just having what it takes to enter a competition yields high ranks, especially when as a result, you've been published in over 7 anthologies since the age of 12. He is ready to take the world by storm and has been seen at many Poetry Slam contests studying the art of spoken word poetry. The true power of his future and present success is evident. This artist is on his way to acquiring his aspirations to be a professor of English, and Africana Studies. Intellect is beginning to reign as the forefront of slam competitions by judges, and Disilgold believes Tim is ready. Catch Prolific's new poetry book in 2004, sure to be a sell out. He is just one of the masterminds of One Mic Magazine, edited by Jermaine Buchanan a.k.a J Skilz. The Marxman has already made it to several slam finals, The Cataclysm is a powerful entity connected to the whole social circuit of Hunter College. Expect big happenings in the not to distant future. Request a review copy of One Mic Magazine from http://cataclysmproductions.tripod.com/prolific.html.
Meet Cynthia A.K.A. Poetical Diva
When Cynthia Highsmith's latest poetry book, The Soul of A Black Woman: From A Whisper To A Shout debuted, people everywhere showed much love and support for an author steadily on her way to being a renown poet of all time. To read Cynthia's poetry, is to step into the parameters of her soul, family, and love for life. Her book is an inspiration to women everywhere. She's won countless awards for her latest poetical book that is a true-to-life memoir that has even folks who have never read poetry, marvelling over her latest work. We expect big happenings for Cynthia. Visit www.Amazon.com for Disilgold's Review. We were so delighted with Cynthia's work, we asked Cynthia to join The YOUnity Reviewers Worldwide. Visit our Event Spotlight section to view Cynthia's reviews of the latest events for book lovers everywhere. Cynthia will be live on stage at The Harlem Book Fair 2003. See you there!Buy Cynthia's book and send a review to have it posted on The Poetry Spotlight.
Meet Terry A.K.A. The Professional Poetess
Something magical occurred as soon as Terry's latest poetry book, "The Poet Speaks In Black!" appeared in AMAG. People stopped what they were doing to visit Terry at www.Terryoneal.com. Not only does Terry a. O'Neal have one of the most sought after poetry books on the market, but a new book entitled, "Sweet Lavender!" and a poetry contest for youth. Visit Terry's site for details. Terry's latest interview is on The Top 100 PerSOULnalities of The Year Review at www. Disilgold. com. Come out to The Harlem Book Fair live 2003, and meet Terry a. O'Neal live on stage. Buy Terry's book and send a review to have it posted on The Poetry Spotlight.
Cynthia Highsmith Hooks! Visit Cynthia's member profile at www.nubianmindz.com
Terry a. O'Neal ! Visit www.Terryaoneal.com today!
Dee Freeman: Visit The YOUnity Reviewers Bookclub to read a review.
5 Stars! The DLNA
Meet Delores King Freeman A.K.A. " The Outstanding Poet"
Author of Ocean's Of Love: To Us For Us
Delores King -Freeman has a energetic voice for today's youth and adult with powerful and spiritually motivational poetry designed to remind the reader of dehumanizing racial issues facing Black African Americans with an inspiring and uplifting message of hope and peace that resonates love and a new voice that is destined to be a classic example of the most thought provoking poetry of our time. The book is currently available at www.1st books.com. A sheer treasure and must have book teachers, children and poetry readers. This ocean is much grander than it appears on the cover. Outstanding!
Meet Dale Benjamin Drakeford
A Poet, Gentleman and Icon
Dale is one of the most low key poets on the planet, yet he's managed to connect to thousands of poets, and even has his own Poetry workshop in the Bronx that invites top poets to contribute to his minimum 500 page anthologies that always pull the community in droves when he signs at Barnes & Noble. His is multi-talented, and is currently working on a novel with an outstanding authoress. Dale is technician when he writes, and gives away the fact that he is a college a professor. His work enlightens the most challenged readers, and if you can decipher the riddles in his poetry alone, you get an A+. Brilliance at its best has surfaced.
Meet Nikki Giovanni A.K.A. " The Poetical Lady With Soul!"
"Only Nikki wears a cool blonde short crop hair do and can get away with this fashion statement. Her face is like the sun, literally. To see this serious poet smile is like God riding in the sky with his chariot. For real. Nikki gives writers hope. When she enters a room, folks get up on their feet. The lady is pure gold. It has been a tough world for lady poets, but beautiful Nikki Giovanni forged ahead of all obstacles to become one of the most renown living ladies of poetry of all time. She brings comfort to a volatile genre that will not die despite lack of major sales for poetry books. Nikki has defied all expectations for poetry and set a historical landmark for poets of today. She speaks her mind and has written countless books. Why not visit Nikki Giovanni's section in any library or bookstore, and just buy a few of her books to understand why there will never be another Nikki. All praise to this living angel. Just visit The AALBC and find Nikki's author profile to connect to all of her books. She's a special treasure here at Disilgold. www.aalbc.com
Meet Dale Benjamin Drakeford
The Honorable Nikki Giovanni! One of A Kind!!!
Meet Dawn Rodriguez AKA "Poetess with Style"
What do you get when you're a cosmetologist, beautician and hairstylist... a darn good book of exciting poetry with style and the kind of flair that is bound to produce an award winning masterpiece. Her style is raw, on the edge, and she's not afraid to speak her mind. Overall, Dawn is a great person, and we will see her book surface very soon.
Meet Ebony Washington AKA The Lady of Bronx Spoken Word Art
When you're hot, you're hot, and Bronx Spoken Word Artist Ebony Washington is the talk of the town on Bronx Poetry Night, as the hostess for the Tuesday's Event where people from all over desperately get on the mic to try to their shot of receiving 5 minutes of fame. You never know who is the audience, and for many poets trying to break out, this is the only outlet they have to shine in bookstores. Ebony makes everyone feel welcomed, and perhaps her Bronx Lady hospitality is why she won the Lyric's Cafe Spoken Word Contest at The Bowery Club in New York. The lady won over some heated male competition. Visit Barnes and Noble, NY to catch this Bronx starlet in action.
Meet b.r. burns AKA "The Ladies Poetical King"
Don't mistaken b.r. burns for just another G.Q. Model who is getting by on his good lucks. The man has the poetical spoken word flava evidenced from his CD The Sista Facta, that is not only the anthem of the ladies, will have you snapping your fingers to a new rhythm, but standing in line at all of his events to get your personal copy. b.r. burns is a star, quite ravishing when you meet him in person, destined for all out celebrity success, as humble as ever, and by the likes of it, is going Disilgold. Check him out at brburns. com, and remember, he is the best at spoken word art. A king of spoken word art is born on the classy level for sure. The fellows with respect for women are buying up copies too, a great way to win over the ladies. Visit www.brburns.com
Ebony Washington: Featured Winner of The Lyrics Lounge "Aretha Franklin" Spoken Word Poetry Award
One of the hottest spoken word male artists of all time. So hot, Michael Basiden put his poetry in his book. HOT!
His name is J IVY
Meet J.Ivy a.k.a. " The Man of Poetical Prose"
At first glance, you just know that J. Ivy is a superstar on the rise. As one of the smoothest spoken word artists to hit the scene and the look of an Egyptian God with dreads, it's no wonder folks are waiting for this hot new talent to make it big. There's no doubt that you'll be hearing more from J. Ivy in the not too distant future. He likes to hit the live circuit. You may have caught him as just one of the five finalists of The Lyric's Lounge Finals. His talent is definately to be heard. Catch him live if you can. This Nubian poet is making waves. A serious poet.
Meet Sho Love da poetic a.k.a. " The Mystic man of intrigue"
" The man who has one of the hottest, most earth shaking poetry books on the way is ShoLove da poetic. You may not understand that this man is about to change the scope of poetry. He is raunchy, yet a smooth talker, rugged , yet serene. Don't be confused. It is all a part of his master plan to intoxicate the poetry lover to listen to the words that are about to overflow like majestic melodies to your ear. Careful, if you are not listening, you're in for a flood. You'll welcome this immersion of intelligent poetry, fierce, but gentle to the soul. Stay tuned for the poetical wrath of Sho Love da Poetic.
Meet Brother Earl a.k.a " The Prophet on The Mic"
This Egyptian tongued poet with urban words of wisdom spewing from his hot selling CD, "Poemography" will have you grasping your poetical pen to speak with the grace of a Nubian King. His urban flavor demands attention. His voice is riveting and intoxicating. You will play his Cd over and over again. He's got the flavor. What can we say? He is definately a sight to behold ladies. I am warning you, the onyx waved haired master of spoken word art can cut you with his words. It's "Poemography!" What did you expect? Respect Brother Earl's words of wisdom. Smoking hot. Maybe too hot! Oh, and while you're at it, ask for Prophet Margin, his very latest!
His name is ShoLove da poetic! New Poetry book on the way!
His name is Brother Earl
His name is Bernard Brunson
Meet Bernard Brunson a.k.a " The Webmaster of Nubian Mindz.com"
Talk about web site genius. Bernard Brunson is the magical genius of Nubian Mindz.com, one of the fastest growing poetry sites on the planet. He also, compiles some of the most prolific poetry for The Butterfly Jones Anthology. We hear he's a poet too, and perhaps after he has completed his realm of creating one of the most frequented poetry sites, we'll get to read some of Bernard's soulful nubionic poetry. To find the best poets, one has to be one of the best poets. Look out for poetry from Bernard, and if he never unleashes his poetical soul to the public, visit his site that is number one on our list, so satisfying for now.
Okay, we admit that the psuedonym, name was issued by Disilgold, but can you blame us. He sends a swoon of ladies cheering on their feet when he takes to the mic with the smoothest lyrical style that is quite subtle, but mesmerizing. Now, the talented spoken word artist who was called to grace The Nuyourican stage is on his way to completing and producing his head bopping CD that folks are saying is mix of old style Brand Nubians, and modern Jay Z swing out beats that have us predicting immediate success on the black market until The Marxman decides to accept a deal. He rolls with The Def Jam posse, but he's got a unique flavor all his own, like no other and going Disilgold!
He's Cliff Chandler
This is The Marx Man
Denise Campbell- A Starlet on The Rise! Major Talent
Denise Campbell a.k.a " The Poetic Angel of Grace"
Erotic, mystical, intriguing, tumultous and exotic are just a few words to express this soulful poet's style of grace. She's got love to talk about, break ups to talk about, social and political issues to talk about. She's raw, uninhibited, relentless to those who wreak havoc with a woman's well being like some unsatisfied men out there,and like your best friend with poetry that will equally heal a sister's soul the very next minute. Denise will twist and turn your heart and emotions with her poetry. She has a powerful message behind every poem and is no light contender in the poetry world. Her poetry can sting and wound even the strongest man who is relentless and beguiling. Her latest, Ebony Passion, is designed to talk to your soul, and after reading Denise's soul infused poetry book, you will listen. She's a bubbly soul, but that's because her poetry is a force that can't be wrecked. don't get her sweet nature twisted. Her poetry is WICKED!! The best! Her new book, Man Killer is creating buzz waves and she's only just begun. She hits the spoken word artist circuit. There is no stopping Denise" Daily News" Campbell.
The poetical fluid that flows from this woman's veins is about overcoming struggle, abuse and pain. Today she is a proud poet, humanitarian and one of the most influential women in the poetical arena who radiates with style, charisma and the kind of grace synonymous with the serene nature of Billy Holiday, but she is a poet of out time. She's been dubbed as a wild child, wearing signature daisy flowers symbolizing rebirth , renewal and growth. Her poetry is risque, goes there, and she holds nothing back. She is a dancer and has appeared in numerous papers. The Neshee Publication author has bloomed, and the world is taking note. Look out for this energetic poetical bombshell. Her spirit is huge, and her poetry, DYNAMIC!
When Margie Gosa realized that she had a winning novel that just needed a face lift, she turned to Marion Designs for a cover that not only gravitated over 2000 book orders from from Borders, but has landed Margie as the "New Jill of Marketing Literature."She has supported a wealth of authors unselfishly, and handles the business of her own MGS Publishing Company. Some people say that Margie is a fighter who turned her book, Anonymity into a smash success! It's no wonder the book is still going strong. She writes poetry on her spare time, and her honesty, humbleness and caring nature is her strength. Everyone will be looking forward to her new novel, Against All Expectations, and there is one more folks will be shocked to read."
Meet Yolantha Pace
Meet Marge Gosa! A Novelist & Poet!
Def Poetry Jam Co-founder: Bruce George
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