Jive Poetic is the founder of Insurgent Poets Society, Carnival Slam: Cultural Exchange, and co-founder of the Brooklyn Poetry Slam. His work has been showcased on TVONE’s Lexus Verses and Flow, PBS NewsHour, and BET. He has published with the Academy of American Poets, No, Dear Magazine, and Toss The Earth. Currently, Jive curates and hosts the Friday Night Slam at the Nuyorican Poet’s Café. When he is not touring or hosting, Jive teaches performance poetry and hip–hop workshops to at-risk youth in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area.