National Poetry Awards

Open Mic & Comedy Show



Friday  Sept. 18, 2015



Portions of proceeds go to:

The HEART of Lupus Foundation

Founders & Staff​​

Troy Lewis​ - Founder


Troy Lewis aka P.O.E.T THE NEXT REVOLUTION is a poet, writer, actor and author. He is the Founder of the National Poetry Awards with an extensive history in the poetry community and firm performance legacy. Troy's spoken word has touched the hearts of people from New Jersey, North Carolina, Seattle, Portland, Panama City and Georgia which are only a few of the states his words have affected lives. He has over 100 appearances on stages and the radio circuit. He speaks to the intellects reluctant to embrace the power of the mighty pen and educates our communities regards to the ugliness of the world and showcases the beauty hidden within.


The extensive knowledge and experienced acquired during his personal journey has transformed into his Silent Myndz Group wherein he establishes a foundation for artists to grow and spread their wings. Silent Myndz Entertainment (S.M.E) is home for some of the hottest musicians, spoken word artists, Blogtalk radio hosts and authors. This talented group of individuals brings joy to lives, challenges minds, speaks to souls and restores the spirit.

MizMacMarketing - Celebrity Publicist



Yolanda McIntosh aka Yolanda Mac is CEO and founder of MizMacMarketing LLC, a full service diversified entertainment Public Relations, Marketing firm , and consulting company  based in New Jersey.  MizMacMarketing LLC has serviced the public, for example; artists, authors, entertainers, music artists, gospel artist, investors, movies and Christian book stores and political campaigns.


Prior to starting MizMacMarketing LLC, Yolanda worked for pharmaceutical companies in their marketing departments called Block Drug Company.  It was a fortune 500 company. After several years of strategic team leadership, communication, customer service and marketing, she took that experience and established MizMacMarketing LLC in 2010. Yolanda takes a hands-on approach to all of MizMacMarketing clients and accounts. She leads with passion and conviction. Yolanda is deeply involved in her community  as  well as many charitable organizations. She has worked with the American Cancer Society and AnglesNJ a non profit organization.  Many companies have reached out to her for consulting work to help take their company to the next level.  Like  Empak Corp which  is a financial advisor and tax company. Yolanda created a marketing plan that would impact the city of Newark NJ urban fashion show by branding Empak Corp.


With Empak Corp., Yolanda McIntosh is the first to have Home Depot in Newark to participant with a fashion show to help raise funds for Breast Cancer awareness.  She reached out to the communities , Congressman Donald Payne Jr., Mayors from Red Bank NJ, the famous Gary Oleyar who is the musician for Kenny Login, who created a song for this event, Magazine owner John Blassingame, McDonald, Investor Bank, Avon ( Newark District ), Film Producer Dan Griffin ,  and Mimi Faust from Love & Hip Hop to create the largest Hair and Fashion show held at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ to brand the company EMPAK Corp.  


Yolanda Mac has helped a lot of Indie Artist start their careers in the music industry, and she has helped platinum Hip Hop artist regain their careers by building their image up .  Platinum Hip Hop artist Knoc-turnal aka Royal Harbor was able to regain his musical career prowess under the management of MizMacMarketing LLC.   Currently today he is working with SMG and Sony Red  and his new song is released now called Blah, Blah, Blah.  She had great support from the Wutang , whom is the Vice President Mr. Jimmy Kane which came out to support  her with her comedy show called “ Boy I Gotcha” Comedy .


She is the PR for  Jesus Book and Gift Store in Greenbrook , NJ. & Long branch stores for the last 5 years.  This was the very first company that gave MizMacMarketing LLC their first start.


Companies that have worked with her as  a sponsor, are  Pepsi Cola (Piscataway NJ) Crystal Beer and Cusqueña.  This extraordinary woman, Yolanda Mc Intosh aka Yolanda Mac is a freelance writer for I.T.S. In The Spotlight Magazine located in Plainfield, New Jersey. You can find her work at She also freelance for Change Gospel Newspaper located in Brooklyn, NY.

Yolanda Mac, have worked with a lot of wonderful famous music producers and Major Film Producers. Please take a look at MizMacMarketing Client list  at

​​Poetikk Justice- National Regional Director

Tonya Marie Shell (Poetikk Justice) is a decedent of West African and Jamaican roots. Born in Boston Massachusetts by way of Norfolk, Virginia, Tonya has spent the last 20 plus years in the Hampton Roads Area. Tonya is the also the founder and CEO of Renaissance Woman Productions, Totally Talented Talent Agency and Justice for All Promotions. This is a woman of many talents and literally an outfitter of many hats. Poetikk Justice served as the Media Director for the Virginia House of Comedy in Virginia Beach Virginia for seven years. In working with the comedy club, she has established working relationships with famed actress "Monique". In addition, Poetikk served as a Judge for the Virginia Idol competition where "Tiffany" from past seasons of "Sean Puffy Combs Making of the Band" and Chesapeake VA's own American Idol "Chris Richardson" were first and second place winners. Poetikk Justice is the Writer, Director and Producer of various hit stage plays "Men Who Wear Pink Socks", "Oilsheen: The Musical Stage Play", "Women Who Wear Blue Genes: The Hit Stage Play" and "Damaged Goodes the HIT Stage Play". Ms. Poetikk Justice has been seen in the stage play "Shelly Garrett's Beauty Shop" and "Too Good to Let Go" playing opposite of Actor Michael Coylar, "Jackee" Harris from "227" and A.J. Johnson from the movie "Friday". This local Playwright has written, directed and produced other plays early on in her playwright career to mention "Read between the Lines", "No Child Left Behind", and "The Right to Remain Silent". These plays were geared toward building the self-esteem for At- Risk Youths in improvised communities in Norfolk, Virginia. As a prior employee of Norfolk Public Schools, Poetikk founded several organizations that highlighted issues which affect generations of our youth such as bullying, homelessness, domestic violence, teen age pregnancy and truancy. The L3 Project: Learning, Laughter and Literacy partnered with famed Actress Mo'Nique was a project that gave students on a high school level to become involved with improving their reading SOL scores through book clubs, drama troops and comedy. Poetikk Justice is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Past Supreme Grand Deputy for the Fraternal Order of Eastern Stars, Fraternal Order of Police #28, United Order of Tents and Toastmasters International. If that is enough, Poetikk is an established Photographer, Abstract Visual Artist, Spoken Word Artist, Classical Harpist, Writer, and Boxing Announcer for the USA Boxing Commission, Avid Golfer, Songwriter and Plus Size Model. Ms. Fabulous possesses a B.A in Sociology from Norfolk State University, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Strayer University and a Masters in Urban Education from Norfolk State University. Ms. Fabulous inspires to be accepted into Hampton University's PhD program in Business Administration in Hampton Virginia next year. Poetikk frequently donates her time to helping various causes to include feeding the homeless at the Salvation Army in Norfolk Virginia, serves as a team leader for the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk that occurs every October. Poetikk Justice is also affectionately known as "Ms. Fabulous" is often referred to the Hampton Roads Area as the "Hostess with the Mostess" as she has hosted many events to include the 51st Anniversary Motown Tribute and the B.E.T ALL STAR COMEDY SHOW. Poetikk Justice is the creator and producer of "The Eye Got Something To Say Radio Show on the D Hour Show Radio Network. Poetry is good for Mind, Body and Soul. As the National Regional Director for the National Poetry Awards Organization, I am truly Honored and Humbled by this experience. Special thanks to everyone involved and Congrats to all of the Honorees of the 5th Annual National Poetry Awards