Steven Valentine is a spoken word artist who uses poetry as an avenue to excite, motivate, inspire, and create social commentary fitting for any audience. Steven is capable of performing both short and long sets while bringing powerful energy and intensity to any event or venue.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 3 - 60 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Steven Valentine is a high energy performer who focuses on a myriad of topics throughout his spoken word poetry performance sets. His in-depth, descriptive, and thought provoking topics include love, inspiration/success, women's empowerment, mental illness, death/despair, and many more.
Steven is sure to leave the audience at the edge of their seats!
"These poems are my walls, encased in brimstone, they seldom fall."
Steven Valentine, a spoken word artist first beginning to use his poetry to hide his inner-most emotions, now shares them with the world in order to reach, teach, and inspire. He is a poet who believes, through writing, emotions can be shifted and celebrated.
Steven is a New York City native and graduated from the University at Albany – SUNY (2014). He received his BA while majoring in both English and Sociology and was the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence (2014), and the Lena Horne Performing Arts Award (2013), among others.
He began writing after stumbling upon spoken word pieces and was eager to place his emotions somewhere other than within. Now, as a high school educator, Steven uses his passion for poetry to reach the individuals of his classroom and community.
Steven has performed in more than 60 poetry readings, shows, and showcases, and has recently added competitive slam poetry to his repertoire.
Steven is guaranteed to leave your audience in awe with thought provoking issues and powerful energy!
Additional Booking Notes
No special requirements for lighting, staging, or sound are necessary.
Upcoming Booked Events
|April 18, 2019–April 21, 2019 • 11:00am - 11:00pm||Out of the Country|
|April 25, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Poetry Slam @ Ginger Bay Cafe|
Past Booked Events
|April 17, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Ink Therapy @ Reign Cafe|
|April 14, 2019 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||Radio Appearance|
|April 13, 2019 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||LTAB Team Poetry Finals|
|February 15, 2019 • 5:00pm - 11:00pm||FAU Spotlight|
|February 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||University of Miami Open Mic|
|February 13, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Love Showcase at Reign|
|January 26, 2019 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||AnniFloetry by Quick the Poet|
|December 21, 2018–January 07, 2019 • 1:00pm - 11:00pm||Bookings in NYC ONLY|
|December 13, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||ErotiCum Erotic Poetry Slam|
|December 09, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Slam 4 Literacy Poetry Slam|
|December 06, 2018–December 08, 2018 • 3:00pm - 11:00pm||Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival|
|November 18, 2018 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Brunch After Dark Poetry Showcase|
|November 17, 2018 • 11:00am - 6:00pm||Taste of Lauderdale Lakes Art Festival|
|November 08, 2018 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||The Spoken Word Cafe @Prestige Studios|
|October 27, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||PHIRST Impressionz @Little Haiti Arts Center|
|October 21, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||The End Rhyme Open Mic|
|October 10, 2018–October 14, 2018 • 1:00pm - 7:00pm||Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS) 2018|
1. Inspirational: "Preacher Man"
"The Walking Dead"
2. Love/Despair: "The Voyage"
"Pain and Prejudice"
3. Social Issues: "Berlin Blanket"
"A Static Shock"
"The Most Beautiful Accident"
4. Women Empowerment: "Queen of the Nile"
Influences & Inspiration
During my years in college, I was heavily influenced by two entities: The Strivers Row, a creative arts collective based in New York City, and Phenomenal Voices, a performing arts organization formed at the University at Albany (SUNY), in Albany, New York. The Strivers Row included masterfully poets such as Joshua Bennett, Jasmine Mans, Miles Hodges, and many more. These poets were the first to expose me to the art of poetry and spoken word, inspiring me to pursue the craft myself. Phenomenal Voices, on the other hand, was a thriving performing arts organization stationed at my alma-mater. In addition to poetry, Phenomenal Voices produced showcases that included spoken word, singing, rapping, instrumentalists, and collaboration. Being a part of this organization forced me to be creative and unique as each new group of artists emerged. We grew together, both creatively and spiritually, and it was the first time I considered pursuing this craft as a lifelong profession.
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