Joshua Bennett

Joshua Bennett

BandSpoken Word

A young, African American male breaking boundaries and shattering stereotypes every time he touches a microphone. My work is an amalgam of a nuanced understanding of page poetry fused with an undeniable hip-hop influence.


Joshua Brandon Bennett is a three-time national poetry slam champion, placed in the top 5 at the Individual World Poetry Slam in Charlotte, North Carolina and is currently featured in the HBO Documentary: Brave New Voices. He has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Shrine Auditorium,Central Park Summer Stage and, most recently, the White House. Joshua plans on pursuing a PhD/JD after graduating from Penn next year, and hopes that he will be able to incorporate his craft into his academic work for years to come. He hails from Yonkers, NY.

Set List

My sets depend on the nature of the event, and has ranged from 15 minutes to an hour.