Anthony McPherson battles bigotry with poems, viral videos, mixed media performances, & his biracial-black identity.

The former NYC-subway-breakdancer’s poetry appears in the Lionsgate film “Love Beats Rhymes,” produced by RZA of Wu-Tang, as well as the Emmy-winning documentary “Frameworks.”

McPherson is the Rustbelt Slam champion, the Inkslam champion twice over, the Individual World Poetry Slam 1st runner up, and has reached over ten million views since his first viral poem, “All Lives Matter: 1800’s Edition.” 

Anthony can be booked for:

  • workshops

  • poetry slams

  • spoken word features

  • typewriter poems-on-demand

  • video collaborations on the themes of social justice, culture, poetry, and select brand partnerships

  • op-eds and writing opportunities

To book Anthony, please reach out directly to Lisa Ann Markuson at

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