Spoken Word


1 Shine Youth

1 Shine Youth

1 Shine Youth Services began in 2011 out of a need to provide the youth and teens of Long Beach, Compton, and surrounding communities with opportunities to receive quality academic, leadership, and performing arts curriculum. Keli Berry and her husband Terence Berry opened the 1 Shine Youth Center as a safe haven to help keep […]

Tatiana Tate Quartet

Tatiana Tate Quartet

More than ever, monstrously talented young women are rising through the ranks of jazz instrumentalists, challenging the male-dominated status quo. Tatiana Tate is at the top of the list of rising stars. This North Long Beach, California-based Trumpeter and Composer has built a resume that would be the envy of artists three times her age. […]

Ky

Ky

Ky, has one mission each and every piece of art he produces. That is to create conversations between individuals who under normal circumstances wouldn’t have the motivation to speak to one another.

Sharkpolansy

Sharkpolansy

I’ve worked for a whole lot of people, but that was yesterday. Bio upon request only. -Thank You.

CASKET CULT

CASKET CULT

Our mission is to consistently create using any and all mediums and to inspire others through our art and music.

Shy But Flyy

Shy But Flyy

Shy But Flyy is a poet, singer, author, and events coordinator. Shy currently hosts multiple open mics and events weekly and monthly. Along with running events Shy is the lead singer of the blues band, “she wears black”. They have performed at many long beach festivals including the uptown jazz fest and the new blues […]

Sea Althaea

Sea Althaea

Ciana Anita Kalokomaika’imaikalanimai Lee is based out of Long Beach California, where she expresses as an educator, visual artist, performer, and events coordinator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts Education from Cal State University Long Beach, and is on her way to completing a Waldorf Teaching Credential. Pursuing an Arts Education degree through CSULB […]

Jireh Deng

Jireh Deng

Jireh’s poetry is rooted in her desire to bridge the divides that exist between culture, religion, and sexuality. On the precipice of officially leaving her teenage years behind, Jireh is reflecting upon her formative experiences as a queer first-generation Asian American learning to fully embrace her sexuality alongside her family’s religious and cultural upbringing. Poetry […]

Mike Sonksen

Mike Sonksen

Mike Sonksen aka Mike the PoeT was born in Long Beach and is a 3rd-generation Southern California native. Poet, professor, journalist, historian and tour-guide, his latest book Letters to My City was just published by Writ Large Press. His poetry’s been featured on Public Radio Stations KCRW, KPCC & KPFK & TV programs like Spectrum […]

Dayquan Moeller

Dayquan Moeller

I am a multi-media artist who works in the fields of theatre, music, and visual and performance art. My works include two musicals, one play, and several other pieces in the realm of photography and digital art. I have collaborated with the theatre group Up and Coming Actors, and the homeless non-profit Wrap the Kids. I am currently […]

Eye Will

Eye Will

I create Hip Hop music that is consciousness raising. My goal is to be effective in the community of Long Beach with the Artwalk for LB, always ready to help others display their art and also ready to display mine as an Art collective. I would love to eventually put together show events in the […]

DEZMON OMEGA FAIR

DEZMON OMEGA FAIR

DEZ’MON OMEGA FAIR is the 2019 Film and Video Poetry Symposium Poet in Residence. He is a practicing interdisciplinary artist and poet living in Long Beach, California. Fair’s work explores self-reflection, behavioral observation, and the cathartic, achieved through brushless ink on traditional Japanese paper, collaborative film projects, as well as experimental forms of poetry. He […]