Josephus Thompson

Josephus Thompson is a poet, teacher and lecturer who founded The Poetry Project, where he works in both the educational and corporate setting focusing on “Education through Correlation.” He uses poetry as a catalyst for literacy, leadership and service.

As the host of 90.1FM’s The Poetry Café, his voice is heard weekly over the airwaves as he showcases talented artists from all over the world in the genres of poetry, hip-hop, and R&B to name a few. The show also tours nationally and can now be seen on Amazon Prime. Thompson has performed for Oprah, opened for Kanye West and Floetry, and shared the stage with The Last Poets. He coaches The Gate City Youth Slam Team, teaches in the public and colligate school system, and hosts and performs at events across the world. Learn more about Josephus Thompson III here

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Angela Belcher Epps

Angela Belcher Epps is the author of a novella, Salt in the Sugar Bowl (Main Street Rag, 2013). She has contributed to three anthologies: All

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LeJuane Bowens

LeJuane (El’Ja) Bowens is an award-winning spoken word poet, host, speaker, workshop facilitator, and author. Born in Detroit, Mich and raised in Lima, Ohio El’Ja

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