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Founders & Staff​​

Troy Lewis​ - Founder

 

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Troy Lewis aka P.O.E.T THE NEXT REVOLUTION is a poet, writer, actor and author. Troy Lewis is the Founder of the National Poetry Awards. He has an extensive history in the poetry community and firm performance legacy. He has touch the hearts of people  from New Jersey, North Carolina, Seattle, Portland, Panama City, Georgia and numerous other states. 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 he has transformed into Silent Myndz Group and is establishing 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 hosts and book authors.This talented group of individuals brings joy to your life, challenges your mind, talks to your soul and restores your spirit.

​Poetikk Justice- Co-Founder/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 www.facebook.com/poetikkjustice.

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