Poetry to the People

Poetry to the People

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Addresses topics of social concern, politics, and the challenges of love.


A combination of Award Winning poets and performers, Poetry to the People is Milton “Ranik” Jackson and Kendall “Chosen” Exume.

With over 10 years of combined performance experience, Poetry to the People seeks to recognize the challenges of love, address topics of social concern, politics, respect and the importance of the creative art of poetry.

Chosen brings the element of love, sexuality, while highlighting a respect and admiration for women. Chosen’s repetoire far exceeds love poetry, his work also addresses the topics of AIDS and STD’s, social inequality and more.

Ranik (Rah - Neek), a fire starter like no other, has written two books on the topics of social inequalities, culture, love and oppression. He has performed at over 50 venues, published two books, recieved 2 literary awards and has been recognized by Eastern CT State University and the Hartford Courant for his voluntarism and his fight within the civic arena through poetry.

During Black History Month of 2006, Poetry to the People was asked to host the Black History Stamp Program coordinated by the United States Post Office and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Books authored:
Fire Light: Some Kind of Wonderful by Milton Jackson (Fire Light Projects, 2006)
Life, Liberty and Love by Milton Jackson (Matchfusion Publishing, 2003)
Oral Sex: Stimulation Through Words by Kendall Exume (Fire Light Projects, 2006)

Martin Luther King Distinguished Service Award
(Chosen- 2005, Ranik - 2003)
Asnuntuck Community College Freshwater Poetry Contest Winner (2004)