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Tony Keith


Tony Keith Jr., PhD is an award-winning Black gay poet, spoken word artist, and Hip Hop educational leader from Washington DC. He is author of How the Boogeyman Became a Poet – a young adult memoir in verse, and Knucklehead – a forthcoming poetry collection; both works published by HarperCollins. A multi-year fellow of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Tony has featured performances at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington National Cathedral, Historic Lincoln Theatre, Bus Boys & Poets, and in schools and communities in Johannesburg, South Africa, Arusha Tanzania. He is Founder and CEO of Ed Emcee Academy and resides in DC’s Ward 7 with his husband Harry Christian III.
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