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a few words from  Blaq Ice

In life's journey, there comes a time when a decision has to be made as to which path to travel from our current destination. As poets, scribes and writers there must come a point where we find our voice and in finding that voice, we also find the essence of ourselves. 

This book, “Closed Mics Don't Get Fed, is a living breathing work of art that brings to life the writings of the authors in this cannon. We write what we think, we speak what we write, which causes us to act. We encourage our readers to speak life, let your voices be heard and be the change you would like to see in this world.

We dedicate this book to the voiceless, that their voices may be heard through our writings. We honor all our ancestors, our loved ones whom we have lost, the brick layers, of whose shoulder we stand, that have laid the foundation so that we may be able to reach beyond the horizon.

We thank you for your sacrifices, your support and your purchase of this book.

Blaq Ice

International President

People Of Extraordinary Talent

a few words from  Toy McCray

Thank you on behalf of the International chapter of P.O.E.T. ~ People of Extraordinary Talent.   Your love and support to the  P.O.E.T. organization  has made it possible for us to touch the lives of so many by turning our words into actions, through our visits to the juvenile detention centers, homeless shelters, mentoring teens at high schools, serving thanksgiving dinner to teens in the inner city,  raising money to help send a high school student over seas to play basketball to represent our country, raising money to help a teen grant a wish who’s battling cancer , to raising money to provide a scholarship to a graduating seniors at Urban prep high school on behalf of the Tyrone Hawthorne Cancer scholarship  foundation.

We can all take pride in that achievement, and know that we have played an important part in helping to provide vital programs and services to our youth and community, with the themes of self empowerment, self love, self respect, and self efficiency.

With your support, we have continued to grow, with members  in 3 countries and 11 states.  Our goal is to develop  important health and human services, under the umbrella of P.O.E.T.  – youth programs, family counseling, health care and rehabilitation, service for seniors, and many more vital programs that help our community.  These are services that help our friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members. We live by our motto, changing the world, one heart, one mind, one verse at a time

On behalf of P.O.E.T., the international chapter and all of our affiliates, thank you for caring. You are helping to build a better, stronger community for all of us.


Toy Ann McCray

International Vice President

People Of Extraordinary Talent

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De'Andre 'Blaq Ice' Hawthorne

Toy McCray  ~ Hawthorne
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Antoinette 'Lovely Lyricist' Coleman