Big Mike

Big Mike

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Biography

Bitter, Married, Bald and Tired multiply that times 10 and you have BIG MIKE! Big Mike has appeared on Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry Season 6, episode 39 and is a member of the 2005 Nuyorican Slam Team. In 2002, he read his first piece at Serengeti Plains in Montclair, NJ. Since then he has performed at colleges and Universities up and down the east coast, at the National Poetry Slam and Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam.

Big Mike has been teaching elementary school for 13 years. He is currently a 3rd grade teacher and uses the power of poetry to help his students, not only to write, but express how they feel. He has conducted creative writing and poetry workshops for students from grades 3 to 12. He is the founding father of the NJ Youth Slam Team, which sends young poets ages 13-19 to the National Youth Poetry slam every year. He also runs open mics and poetry slams for the youth all over NJ.

On stage, Big Mike exudes energy and gives his all to entertain, educate, and have fun. You want Reality? Big Mike the Home Movies DVD not only focuses on his poetry, but welcomes you into his home where anything and everything happens. Bitter Married and Bald, self-published book, is another journey into his poetry and the stories behind them. His debut CD Reality Bytez, featuring his 14-year-old nephew JoeL, was released in 2004.

Be it pop culture, politics or everyday family life, Big Mike brings honesty, wit, sarcasm, and passion to the stage. Expect BIG things from BIG Mike.