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Subject: **You are amazing*
From:"Angie Gonzalez" <>
Date: Fri, April 8, 2005 3:02 pm
It was an incredible pleasure and honor to see you perform last night at the Conga Room. You performed with such passion. It was quite inspiring to see someone pursuing their dream with such fierce determination and drive. I couldn’t wait to share what I had experienced with those who were not as fortunate as me to catch your performance. What I heard was incredible and I felt I didn’t get enough.
I purchased your CD after the show and listened to it all the way home…WOW. That was the first word that came to mind as I
listened. You are phenomenal artist (who’s not too bad on the eyes either). Much luck in all your future endeavors and may God continue to bless you with an abundance of inspiration to feed your amazing talent.

If at all possible, please inform me on any future performances in the L.A. area.

~Angie~ J

Subject: (no subject)
From:"Mira Johnson" <>
Date: Tue, March 22, 2005 3:44 pm
To: "''" <>

I haven't been able to listen to anything else since I got it. Saying I love it is an understatement. This is Brooklyn ( Dallas, TX) I'm really looking forward to your performance on the 24th. EVERY TIME I LISTEN TO YOUR CD, I GET CHILLS....our spirits must have crossed in a pass life.


Subject: A FAN FROM K. C.
Date: Fri, August 5, 2005 6:15 am
I got a chance to see you at a little club here in K. C. I most say I've never been moved like that. That night I got both your CD's and plan to get your books. you have a great talent. I hope to see you here again or in a town near here.
I write myself but I also keep it to myself I not sure if that is a good or bad thing. Well enough about me I just wanted to let you know you have a life long fan in me.
be blessed

Subject: From St. Louis ....Lagacy
From:Speakin Eazy" <>
Date: Thu, August 18, 2005 8:44 am
Greetings Brother:

Hey Marc, this is Xavier Baptiste that guy from Legacy in St. Louis, MO that never e-mailed you. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, for real, I forgot. But you make a brother feel important when you remembered and reminded me that it was ME who was suppose to e-mail you. So here it is, the e-mail that you've been waiting for. I wanted to tell you that I love your work. There were times at work when your CD was the only thing spinning in my ears.

I hope that your travels are blessed and that you touch the minds of many. Your steps are ordered by GOD and believe it or not you are walking in that order. Very few poets get out of their comfort zone of their hometown to speak the truth. Very few go to a strange town in a strange land and be like....What? Where the Venue at? But you do, and there is so much strength in your actions for doing that and the vibe that comes from you is still humble that's what draw people to you, not so much your words but your vibe. I pray that it stays that way. Because what can you do when there are no more words to be spoken and all you can do is gesture a hand shake as a friendly token. Your humble vibe will see you through, rather you are speakin' or talkin'. You are a great man and better then that your God's great man.

I looking forward to hearing from you, don't be like me and take months to get back at me. Take care brother. Shalom.

Xavier Baptiste

Subject: Words
From:"LaCresia Wright" <>
Date: Sun, August 24, 2003 9:58 am
Hello Mr. Marcel. Late one night (on a humble) I was blessed by your words. Some Nashville local cable show had you on...and when I heard your words I had to write you. DEEP. That's what you are...and blessed to be able to have written a book and all the other things you do. I too am a poet and would like to write a book one day. I'm good...but not on your level...yet. I'm patient...and I want my skill to develop before I share it with the world. Anyway, Congratulations on everything.
~Ms. Wright

Subject: Your CD :)
From:"AmyMelissa" <>
Date: Fri, October 14, 2005 9:27 am
Hey Marc,

This is Melissa (I am not sure if you remember me from Miami). Many times I will buy a CD to support a poet only to be somewhat disappointed later, but that was definitely not the case this time. You asked me to let you know what I thought about your CD/Book and I'll take that as a literal statement and share my thoughts (and I hope you don't mind).

I will agree with you in your statement that Unchained was some time ago and using that as a point of reference I can see your growth as an artist. On the other hand I am really feeling your CD. In particular what I walk away with is the re-enforced message that in order to grow in life you must fellowship with other people. Far too often in days of now people are concerned only with the “ME” and don’t care about the “WE” whether that be their own family or our less connected brothers and sisters across the globe.

Phrases like...
Track #1
“It only takes two to form a congregation”

Track #5
“I believe she has walked the earth and been raped by kings, slave owners, American soldiers, and jealous boyfriends”
“(judged by) the way he lived and what he died for”

Amongst many others particularly stand out . Tracks like " The boy King", #22, 19, 13 are SO Hot. I could go on and on ……

And even though I know it was not directed at me personally (of course) your use of the word sugar when referring to a woman kinda makes me blush.

In your travels through life as a poet I want you to remember that we are not all just sitting in the dark politely snapping you up as you exit the stage... your words move. I wish you all the best in your travels across the country, I am confident that you will do well in anything you put your mind to (and maybe you DO need a personal assistant as it took a while for those charges to hit my bank account lol). I promise to continue to stop in at your website and “see” how you are doing. Hopefully I will get the chance to see you again, but in the mean time… I want to thank you for sharing yourself with the world.

Subject: StL performance
From:"Tolen, Tracy" <>
Date: Wed, July 30, 2003 1:55 pm
Hello my brother,
I caught your StL performance last night at Club Excelsior. It was my first poetry/spoken word outing in many years, but I just had to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I wanted to approach you then and thank you for your insight, intelligence and fearlessness, but I tend to be reserved and somewhat shy when I don't know people. Your piece (I think it was entitled Beautiful) really touched me. Let me tell you the story, I recently met a guy. We had a couple of telephone conversations then we went on a date. During these conversations, he would say little things like "you need to lower your standards" or "you seem to be high maintenance"...these were comments in response to me not wanting to go to his place to watch movies and not allowing him to come to my place for the same. I stood my ground that I would move slow and would get to know him gradually and by dating. He was of a completely different mindset and went about trying to convince me that I had "issues" because, in essence, I knew what I wanted and deserved and wouldn't accept anything less. Needless to say, I told him that we obviously weren't compatible and that he should not call me anymore. But the very next Saturday night that I was at home alone, dateless, I began to doubt my decision. Until I heard hear you say how beautiful we are and how we deserve the best of love and respect and understanding...and know it came from your heart...not just some game to get some made me clear, once again, that standing my ground *WAS* the best thing for me. I don't regret telling him to take a hike....but I probably would have if I had "lowered my standards" and allowed him into my space. You know, just when I have all but given up on the male species, God steps in and shows me "they are not all like that" and speaks to me to just be patient. I thank God for you, my brother Black man. You are a blessing.

Peace and blessings to you and yours.

Thanks and have a great day!

Subject: Murphys Law E Poetry
From:"Erin D" <>
Date: Mon, November 24, 2003 6:00 pm
I know you get tons of fan mail but I wanted to drop you a line and say the CDs are great, I bought both (one for my best friend) I not only listened to them but I HEARD them big difference...powerful and uplifting....if you have a mailing list add me to it would love to bring a few people to see you perform next time you are in the Miami/Ft laud area.
All the best... Erin (Bartender Murphy's Law Ft Laud)

Subject: wonderful
Date: Thu, June 26, 2003 5:58 pm
Hello Mr. Marcel
I was flipping through the channels on my TV, when you caught my attention. This was the first time that I have seen you. I began to take a listen because I was mesmerize by the position that you took on your flow...i just had to
know who was Marc Marcel. I must admit I was skeptical for a bit. I then realize that you had so much emotion inside. Well, I'll make this brief...and just say

Man your Words Made Me Weep. God Bless. Keep it UP!
a new fan
Nashville, TN

Subject: Saint Thomas
From:"Marcia Littleton" <>
Date: Wed, June 16, 2004 2:25 pm
Hey Marc,
I just wanted to tell you how much I'm enjoying your debut novel. I grew up in Atlanta and your narrative thrusts a lot of nostalgia upon me. So many memories. I'd love to know what mall you have in mind whenever Saint goes there. But I also love how generic you are. You place little, if any emphasis on race or social standing, and just tell more about the character of each person. That kind of distinction is refreshing. Now, your narrator's grammar is atrocious, but that's part of the charm, like Good Will Hunting, with less cursing. That's another very refreshing part about your novel, is the lack of curse words. I mean, so much writing these days, every other word has four letters. With yours, I feel comfortable sharing this with my grandmother. Finally, as the daughter of an ad-executive, I have to say, you need to get some advertising if you don't have it already. A novel like this could make Oprah's Book Club easily. And you know what they say, if Oprah likes your book, it will out-sell the Bible. If you ever want to put it in hard cover, I'd say the investment would be worth it. It would cost more, but I paid $30 for my copy ($20 for the book, $10 for a copy of a CD to give to you), and it's been worth every penny. I can't imagine anyone else thinking differently.

Live, Love, Learn, and Laugh.

C. Whitney

Subject: I love your poetry
From:"Refine" <>
Date: Wed, June 2, 2004 2:30 pm
I love your poetry book so much I had to e-mail you to give you encouragement. It really inspired me, & the way you think brings joyful tears to my eyes. I pray you continue to write and inspire others. I told you I was going to take the book from my friend Key. I'm currently in Alabama and he's letting me keep it until I come back to the ATL and purchase my own copy.

I really want to see you perform so hopefully when we have another show you can come & spit some knowledge here or I may just bump into you on the road to stardom. I'm praying for you. I don't have a way for you to contact me just yet, but you can email me anytime at for business connections, etc. I also want to talk to you about your book, there were several pieces that shook me or shall I say off tha chain.
Talk To Ya Soon

Subject: A New Fan
Date: Wed, July 10, 2002 4:19 pm
Wassup Marc,
I came across your book at work, this female bought at one of your book signings and you autographed it for her. The book has been passed throughout our office (Atlanta) and I wanted to congratulate you on your success. I consider myself a new fan...not only are your words inspiring...I am a writer myself and my birthday if Feb 16th. Please keep me posted to any events that you are doing in the ATL

- Through Marc Marcel's Website

"VAV Magazine (Online Magazine) -Presents: An Interview with Marc Marcel"

Synthia: Marc, I absolutely love what you are doing! It feels good to know there is someone keeping poetry at the front line of life. Please enlighten our readers on who you are, how long you've been doing this, where you're from and a little about what you're doing.

Marc: My full name is Marc Guy QwaZim Marcel. I'm from Baltimore, Maryland and I've been performing since I was 22 or 23-years-old. I've been doing this full time for about four years

Synthia: That is spoken word at its best. You're beautiful. I pray you don't ever have trouble while on your journeys. Now Mr. Marcel, what motives you to write?

Marc: What motivates me to write? No one thing motivates me to write. Life motivates me to write a book--everything. Venus had a venue [that] motivates me to write; being outside, some 80-year-old woman picking up trash may inspire me to write…any little thing inspires me to write. That's why when I hear poets say things like “writer's block”, I just say, “Dude, you ain't listening. It's so many poems out there and so many issues it's out here for you to write about it--you just have to listen. Open your eyes grab it.”

Synthia: Marc, do you feel like solider spirits speak to you, like Harriet, Martin, Malcolm your great-great-grandfather even?

Marc: (sighs) Oh wow, yeah but…yes, I don't quite how to explain what's speaking to me, [but] I definitely know that it's a positive energy. You know, [it] has something to do with God in some form if not God. It's funny because my homie was listening to my CD:(The Day You’re Born), and he was comparing a line from another poet and he said, “Maybe you guys are moving in the same energy.” It's all connected to your ancestors and Malcolm and Martin, even back to Egypt. I mean, life is all connected. I know there's something running through my veins. I'm not at that point of complete understanding, but I'm aware that something is going on. You just gotta follow your heart, maybe you'll figure it out.

Synthia: You're an extreme brother and nobody has to take my word for it. Your 2-disc CD GUNPOWDER is on repeat in my system and I suggest everybody get a piece of your knowledge. How do you feel when things like, “Urban poets will change the world,” are said?

Marc: Well, personally anything urban does change the world, so urban poets are here to change the world, because our society is based around the hood ghetto, so we know what's going on in the streets, with our community; everywhere. I went over to Prague--they live the MTV version of Hip-Hop life [because] that's what they see, and they want to be what they think we are. But poets--poets change the world everyday and they may not change it to the extent of pushing a button and then everybody says, “Well, this man [just] changed the world,” but we change it on a small basis everyday, with everybody in the venue listening. And it becomes larger they go out and do something with what they just heard, so poets in general move and change the world. And urban society and our culture have always had something to do with change, and it's crazy that they hate us and yet they are doing a lot of jobs to be like us, even tanning and stuff. No offense; it's just what I see.

Synthia: There are those who hate us, but thank God for those who don't. Tell me, Marcel, where was your first trip to and what besides gas made it possible for you?

Marc: I think my first trip was to Boston or Buffalo…yeah, it was Buffalo, New York. What made that possible was that I was traveling with my publisher and he footed the bill. Then later, we split the cost of everything else. At the time all I had was my novel Saint Thomas, I was working on that and he was selling his CD. I'm so glad that I did that, because I always wanted to travel. It killed me always saying, “We gotta travel, we gotta travel.” [But] finally one day he said that we going do it, and we did it, and it was a learning experience for me. From there, every since then, I have just been traveling on my own. What made it possible was that I knew I wanted to get my work out there more than to just Atlanta. I was living in Atlanta but I wanted everybody to hear it, whether it was good or not, I wanted everybody to hear it. So I had to travel. I want to eat off of it, and I know that living in one city--and I don't want a venue--so doing like I do it in one city is okay until everyone has your CD and your book, but you gotta move with your product, or you'll go broke. You gotta travel…the world is a big playground, you know what I'm saying, go play in it. It's so many jungle gyms and swings out here so use it, have fun in it, bathe in it, get naked in it…you know what I'm saying.

Synthia: (chuckles) Alright, okay, no argument here. Speaking of getting naked, poetically speaking, being that you are a celeb on the poetic scene, our female followers want to know is there a ring-wearer or chain-bearer in your life at this time?

Marc: (laughs) Well, right now, the only connection I have is my son; he is first and foremost. I'm recently single and I'm loving that, she taught me a lot, but right now I'm digging this single thing and I'm not looking for love, but I won't turn it down if it comes way.
Synthia: So I'm sure a lot of ladies are excited to know that lil' piece of info. So, how do you feel about poetry and spoken word getting more exposure, on a worldwide genre and Grammy-type level?

Marc: I love it, I love it, and I love every good thing for poetry, whether it be Slams Poetry, Open Mics, Def Jams Poetry, in somebody's house--everything dealing with poetry and getting it out there making people aware is good. A lot people like to down Slams [but] if you don't like it that's cool, you don't have to slam, there's other avenues you can take. Other people want to 'dis' Def Poetry. 100% of the people who Def Poetry are poets and 80% of them didn't get chosen when they submitted their tapes in and didn't get picked and that's why they do it. It don't bother me none; I've heard awesome poets on Def Poetry Jams and in Slams. For me, it's all out here…you just have to come out here. One thing about poets is that they're so critical and they don't like being criticized. I look at everything as it's all good. We need it; it's all good. People just have to stop putting limitations on the way poetry should be [because] poetry was the first instrument without musical instruments used because our voice is an instrument, Country music is poetry… we just need to stay positive.

(giggles) I write Country Music.

Marc: You do? (laughs) That's dope--you write country music. My favorite country song is “The Gambler.” (sings the chorus)
Synthia: How do you feel when you're on stage?

Marc: I love it. I feel alive; it seems like I save all my energy for that short time that I'm on stage. It's strange because in my younger years, I was wild getting into everything [and] in my later years, I've calmed down…traveling has made me calm down, and performing has made me calm down even more. It's like I calm in my life, but when I get on stage, I release. I think when poets get on stage it should be an extension of themselves [and] that's how it is for me…it's like the most intense part of me and I wish I could stay up there for hours. I love it up there. The most uncomfortable thing for me was talking to the crowd between pieces [but] I've gotten better; it used to be a problem for me but the more you get up there the better you get. You gotta mingle with the crowd talk to them like you know them, and get comfortable with everybody. I'd like to think I've gotten better at that.

Synthia: And you are good. I can feel your plight and your words and for the ladies; it's not only because he's sexy--even though you are a sexy man. Marc, being that you are more than just sexy and in fact your social issues--those things that are automatically labeled as "political"--it's on my mind to ask you, do you feel like the weight of the world is in your mind or on your shoulders and if so, why?

Marc: That's a good question. Sometimes I do [and] sometimes I don't because I feel like any weight that is put on you--I feel like any weight that is on me, I'm putting on myself, I mean [because] nobody can put anything on me that I don't let be put there. Sometimes, you go into these venues and they'll put you on some kind of level and they expect you to be on that level all the time so they see you as only as good as your last piece, and if your latest piece wasn't as dope as your last piece they say your slipping. So I tell poets, you know I hate artists that come out with something every five years… I put out a album every nine months like women be dropping babies, and I just don't under stand if you're a musician or a poet or a painter, you should be painting, you should be writing, you should be making music. Stop hibernating for five years, like you a damn bear… to me people who do that are opportunists [because] they take advantage of whatever limelight that's going get them paid. They ain't true to their art. I'm true to my art…you'll know when I give this shit up. I mean, I'm always writing and I believe in being a scholar of my work, study, read books, read the newspaper, read novels [because] soon or later you get empty...on a constant search for knowledge.

Synthia: Just a few more short ones and I'll let you get back to your networking.

Marc: No problem. I'm alright.

Synthia: How was your experience in Houston and, in fact, in Texas for the most part?

Marc: Man, I love it. Texas showed me so much love--Houston, Austin, San Antonio, I love y'all for real. I don't when I'm coming back, but I hope to be down hear sooner than I had planned, because I need to hit all the other cities, so I hope to get back down here soon but don't quote me on a date. I was talking one of my homegirls and I told her I wish I could teleport to hottest venues. (laughs softly) I really wish I could come back in the year 3000 and be a poet again so I could do it all over again. I would love to get back at the end of the summer, I don't know if it's possible yet though. I want to tell everybody out there that Texas got it going on…Texas got it going on for real. Changed my life.

Synthia: What bit of information would you give to the poet or artist coming to Texas? What should they know while in Texas?

Marc: Just be you and you will be received, be a people person, don't come up with an ego, just get ready to feel like you're at home, even if you're from New York, but it's a little different…the people are so hospitable, they make me feel like I'm in Baltimore--aside from the cold weather and the gun shooting.

Synthia: We got the gun shooting, not the cold weather. (laughs)
Marc: I haven't had chance to see it. Y'all good, I mean from what I seen so far. The south in general is more hospitable. If you're traveling and doing this you gotta be ready for everything-- the good times and hard times and there will be hard times. You just gotta be ready and prepared and that's wherever you go. I encourage them to go to all the venues not just the ones you heard were the hottest venue, because you going to have a bad day. You gotta do it all 'cuz you going have those nights when you feel like you need to get in touch with Donald Trump, like you should be on "Apprentice" (lol) and it's people out here that need to hear it, so you gotta be true to it. Poets coming down to Houston, get ready to have a good time. For real.

Synthia: I'm glad to hear that, we try.

Marc: For real.

Synthia: As we end this interview, I would like to know what impact does female writers have on your writing as a whole, if any at all?

Marc: Well, they definitely have an impact on my writing, and everything else. It's like this--80 percent of your buyers will be women so if you think you're going to come selling everything on only that, fuck Bush-shit you got another think coming… brother (note: does this go right here?) kidding me, that shit not going happen. You gotta be diverse and cover more than just one thing. You know, you have to. When I first started writing, I didn't write sexual pieces, but a year or two into it I wanted to branch out with my writing. I didn't want to be known as just a revolutionary, Black struggle type of poet. I want to be a writer, [so] I want to write about anything and everything. I'm inspired by women and I can't begin to names of [the] many female poets, writers and spoken word artists. For the most part, I'm inspired by great writing--male or female…just good works. I like to go into a venue and not be the only one; I want to leave inspired by someone else. I love that. I love that feeling, so that's real.

Synthia: I have to ask you this question and leave you with this comment.

Marc: This your last one? You can ask me more I don't mind

Synthia: VAV is embarking on a non-profit venture that involves housing Spoken Word Artist/Poets… three per month for up to 14 days while they perform--alleviating hotel fees. Do you feel like other cities can benefit from getting involved? How do you feel about this mission? Will it be a needed service for those traveling?

Marc: Capital "Y", capital "E", capital "S"! I shouldn't even have to add on that, but I will--YES! I wish there were more groups like that even like in other cities trying to put something together like that; this poetry scene is like my own like 'Chitterling Circuit' and any kind of way of God. Yes, poets would love that, poets would appreciate that…poets would love it. I mean, if they're not appreciative of that, they don't appreciate a lot of things and that's just that. But poets need to understand about giving--if someone gives you something you should be prepared to give of yourself, you should feel like it's not expected of you, but you expect yourself to do your part.

Synthia: Exposure of a cause brings builds bridges.

Marc: I'm so receptive to young poets out here… no matter what questions. [If] they got questions for me, I'm always down to talk to them. There are people who schooled me to the game. You gotta be out here you, gotta be willing to work. I think [the retreat] is a good idea. I can't wait for you to get started the sooner you get started, the sooner I get back out here.

Synthia: We're working on it, we're working hard to get it together. Thank you so much, Mr. Marc Guy QwaZim Marcel for allowing VAV to have a little of your time, and if you have anyone that you would like to thank or anything else that you would like to say, this would be the perfect opportunity.

Marc: Everybody, just everybody… all the poets… my heart is so big [so] I just say everyone who has something to do with poetry, everybody...

Synthia: And that concludes my interview with Marc Marcel. - Synthia Hall

"Spoken Word CD Review"

"No one can doubt Marc Marcel now. Smoke is his best, most comprehensive and mature CD yet. With stinging tracks like New Money, Smoke (Featuring the sultry Amir Sulaiman and hilarious Jamie DeWolf) and Only in America, Marcel has grown into the Prince (with how many CDs he's been dropping) and Public Enemy of Spoken Word, with how political his work is, and how knowledgeable he comes at you. Other pieces that shine are Jumping off tracks like, "I Got Soul," "Tatooed Pupils" where you actually believe him after 7 Albums of claiming spoken word saves the lives that it does, "Searching for God" where he's consistently been the first contemporary black male poet to talk as strongly against homophobia as he would against racism, "Rain" about Katrina and New Orleans, the many pieces that talk about his views against our war in Iraq and one my favorites on the CD, "More than Life" where he genuinely talks about his love and involvement with his son. Intermingled with bumping beats and live tracks Smoke is a hard hitting and riveting Spoken Word CD that will be timeless." - Soul Thomas Evans - CoFounder of

"VAV Magazine Presents: CD Review"

Only one word can describe Marc Marcel 3 Days and Waiting CD: FIRE! All the tracks are hot! So, where can I begin? 3 Days and Waiting was released under the name of QwaZim, Marc's middle name and his original stage name. He was introduced to the poetry world as Marc Marcel purely by accident. He vowed one day he would put out a product under the name of QwaZim and finally he did. We all should feel so honored.
Unfortunately, not all poets were blessed with the gift of battling, and not all poets are what we call "Fire Poets.” Nevertheless, track 18, “QwaZim vs. Marc Marcel”, proves how talented this brotha is. It takes major skills to battle against yourself and win. I don't know who I was feeling more—Marc or QwaZim.
"I Wanna Drive" is another one my personal favorites. This piece gives a new meaning to the idea of being dedicate to your craft. Every word that flows from this poem truly expresses how QwaZim loves his art—inhaling and exhaling poetry. His words are a gift to every soul that has ever been lost and tormented.
Not everyone can handle the truth and the truth can be very ugly; so if you can't handle the heat, stay out the kitchen. Marc apparently isn’t afraid of the flames as he gives a heavy dosage of truth serum with track 13 “Masturbate” and track 15 “Attitude Problems.”
But don’t forget about “4 Minutes @ the Hairdresser”, a track that will definitely make every woman fall in love with Marc for his passionate words; but at the same time, this track will cause those same ladies to reevaluate while taking a closer look in the mirror. Then "Classic Love Song" will definitely have you fantasizing about things I can't describe in this review, but ladies trust me when I say you will love track seven. It will leave you wishing you could be that song.
QwaZim's CD covers every topic: from missing children, politics, God and even reincarnation. This is one CD that you absolutely have to have. You can purchase this CD from Marc at any venue where he is performing. You can also purchase his previous CDs, Gun Powder and Never Look Back, and his book “Saint Thomas” from
So you’d better check this brotha out—and soon—because, in the famous words of Marc Marcel, "Thats what's up, suga."


- Jala

"Good News Magazine - Interview"

Ever felt full after reading something or talking with someone? You know, that sit back and take a deep breath feeling. Well, this is how you feel after an experience with Marc Marcel. Marcel keeps it real, he writes on issues that we everyone can relate to, but he takes it to a deeper, more sincere level. College professors know he’s authentic too, which is why teachers use his writings as topics of discussion.
To hear Marcel perform live is a rare treat of it’s own, just a glance at the audience and you will see people exhibiting a variety of emotions. Some cry, others laugh, some are angry, while others smile. His words touch you in such a deep, spiritual way, it’s almost intimate.
- Donna Page


Novel - Saint Thomas
Poetry Book - Unchained
Spoken Word CD - The Day You're Born
Spoken Word CD - Never Look Back
Spoken Word CD - Gunpowder
Spoken Word CD - 3 Days & Waiting
Spoken Word CD - Have You Ever Lost Faith in God
Spoken Word CD - Have You Ever Made Love to a Poet
Spoken Word CD - Smoke
Spoken Word CD - All Around the World
Spoken Word CD - The Number 9



Internationally known Spoken Word Artist Marc Marcel has toured throughout the world, showcasing his seasoned craft at colleges and venues since 2000. A dynamic Spoken Word Artist, Novelist, Producer and Speaker, Marcel was raised in Baltimore, MD and got started writing in Atlanta, GA.
Marc originally began his career by writing novels in 98. He started writing poetry several months afterwards, merely to give a conclusion to one of his books. Since, he has published a Novel, a Poetry Book and 9 Spoken Word CD’s. Through his work, he promises to capture the emotions and feelings of several issues including politics, love, spirituality, self-revelation and the struggles of life.
Along with performing in over 100 cities, he has traveled abroad, touring Bristol, London, Munich, and Prague. He has also showcased, performed and/or held workshops at numerous of Universities, with Harvard, Yale, West Virginia University, Georgia Southern University and Arizona State University just a few to name.
Having made 4 National Television appearances, Lyrics Café, The Jimmy Kimmel Show The Poet’s Corner, and No Reservations, he has also graced the stages of many legendary venues, performing at the Smithsonian in Washington DC for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Peace Ball. He is also regularly featured in Articles and Interviews across the Nation, with such publications as the Rolling Out Magazine and Good News Magazine. Additionally, he has also appeared on countless of radio stations across the country, whether as a guest or having his poems played on the air.
Marc works just as hard off of the stage as he does on it. His commitment to his written work is taken very seriously. Throughout his career, he has written thousands of unreleased poems, several unreleased novels and has produced hundreds of underground tracks.
Sleepless nights are second nature; his commitment to his craft is endless and his devotion to his Art is reflected in his great body of work. Marcel lives as if his next second, is the most important moment he has.