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I Lost to Michelle Obama at the Grammys but Still Won Big

Since no one seemed to hold the door open for poets, I kicked it open myself

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Despite spoken word’s steadily rising popularity, it’s been 30 years since a spoken word performance poet received a nomination for the Grammy “Best Spoken Word Album” award. And it was a thrill to be that poet.




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Sekou Andrews

Sekou Andrews

Creator of Poetic Voice speaking, I partner w/ brands to electrify events, transform audiences, turn messages 2 anthems, & give inspirational voice to stories.

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