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Ryan J.

Writer, poet, artist

From breakup voicemails to time-traveling zombies, Ryan brings audiences into the folds of his universe rich with commentary and often scathing perspective on police brutality, masculinity, mental health and black culture.

He is an internationally touring spoken word artist based in Atlanta and is currently ranked 13th in the world for spoken word.  

Ryan is a 2018 Cave Canem Fellow, a 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, the 2018 Art Amok Slam Champion, and a 2018 Blackberry Peach Poetry Prize Winner. You may also recognize Ryan from the Season 2 Finale of BET's The Quad.