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Lyrical Faith Poetry

“Lyrical Faith is masterful when she stands behind a microphone and begins to speak.”
– JEMBE TV, 2019
A Bronx native born and raised, Lyrical Faith is a Black American Educator, Activist and
Spoken Word Poet who believes in a future for her world, much bigger than she can see. Her
award-winning poetry has been a pillar of creative expression since picking up a pen to
begin writing and performing at the age of 12. Forever walking by “Faith”, (the translation of
her Swahili birth name, Imani), her words have graced stages beyond NYC to impact cities
around the country and around the world, such as Paris, South Africa and Belize.
She is the co-founder of a monthly open mic & showcase for young adults in Harlem known as
the Harlem Bomb Shelter. She is the founder of a nonprofit organization that promotes public
service through the arts, known as Poetry for Service. She is the 2015 Poet of the Year at
Syracuse University and the 2016 recipient of the Syracuse University Martin Luther King Jr.
Unsung Hero Award. She has performed for the likes of Ilyasah Shabazz, Jasmine Mans,
Mahogany L. Browne, Aja Monet, Sway Calloway, Tamika Mallory and many more.
When not onstage, she is behind the scenes as an active leader in her community by holding
positions in various public service organizations and empowering the youth as an educator by
professional trade. She continues to tour, facilitate writer’s workshops, mentor young people
and remain active in her sorority (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.). She holds a Bachelor of
Science in Public Relations and Sociology from Syracuse University (’16) and a Master of Arts in
Higher Education & Student Affairs from New York University (’18).
Through her poetry, Lyrical Faith strives to inspire, educate and advocate for intersectional
and institutional issues by merging the arts and activism with a faith-based worldview.
You can find her frequent updates on Instagram at @LyricalFaithPoetry and Facebook at
Lyrical Faith Poetry.

Cassandra Exantus
HOST
Socrate Exantus
CO-HOST