Artist Profiles

Check out our Roster of Amazing Young Adult Artists and Their Mentors:

St. Louis, MO:

  • Aja LaStarr Owens, with “What About Us,” and “Got Refuge,”
  • Aziza Binti Harris, AzizaBintiPhotography
  • Derrick Owens
  • Adrienne Draper
  • Aysia Sanders
  • Charles McGill
  • Caitlin Stephen
  • Candyace Davis
  • LaRon Riley
  • Mikala Nichols
  • Adrian Kelly
  • Victor Baker
  • Samiyeh Beyah
  • Brandon Baker

Kansas City, MO:

  • Doug Resenbrook, “Nightlife Jones”, with KC Poet Tree
  • Sara Nicole Glass, “Miss Conception”
  • Sheri Hall “Spoken Purpose” with Writing Wrongs
  • Regina Wagner, “Serenity Speaks,”
  • Nick Givechi, with Nique Poets
  • Unique Hughley
  • Eric Sanders, “Nadir the Oracle”
  • Christian Wade
  • Jen Harris
  • Matt Diamond Spears, of MattDiamondFlix
  • Steve Zink
  • Daniel Robinson

Missouri Statewide:

  • Kathleen Dake, Jefferson City
  • Steven Wilson, Jefferson City
  • Nicholas Rodriguez, Columbia

Kansas Statewide:

  • Emery Dierks, Salina
  • Annette Hope Billings, Topeka
  • Ebona Freeman, Wichita
  • Desmond Bryant, with First Round Entertainment, Wichita
  • Ronda Miller, Lawrence and St. Francis (western Kansas)

Denver, CO:

  • Andre Carbonell, “Hakeem Furious”
  • Natalie Anulla
  • Ryan Magiera
  • Franklin Cruz with Minor Disturbance Youth Poetry Slam Team.
  • Thomas Ryan Wilson
  • Laurie Dameron

Nashville, TN: Morgan Allred, “MoChristo”

Rochester, NY: Chris McCamic

Napa, CA: Glynda Velasco

Cincinnati, OH: Paul Komarek