Stacy Dyson

people need to understand...poetry is a fire element....

Philip aka Midnight Poet

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Writer, performance poet and mentor, Philip J. Curtis, is a native New Yorker with roots in Jamaica West Indies, established in 2007. Combining his love of music with the words of his poetry, the website presents a diverse collection of his works. 

In 2010 he established Poetry 719 on Facebook, to foster and support the freedom of self-expression in spoken and written word through community connection, education and poetic unity for all ages. Living out the answer to his father's question," What's it all for?", Mr. Curtis released a CD in 2010 entitled "What's it all for?". 

Mr. Curtis has also traveled and performed in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC at Bus Boys and Poets, as well as the Kilmat Lounge, Second Saturday, and Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City

Mr. Curtis’ motto: “is it fair to have someone stifle their creative genius simply because others might not find it appealing?" 

Mr. Curtis has introduced a variety of workshops to various schools and organizations in Colorado and New York City. His current workshop “it’s not just poetry” impacts students learning in core/general subjects by reinforcing standard writing techniques, strengthening oral/aural communication skills, enhancing self-confidence and creativity, enhancing participatory and interactive skills. 

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