AKeemjamal Rollins began writing poetry at age 8 and started slamming at age 14 in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been part of four international slam teams, representing Cleveland two years in a row at Brave New Voices and making Cleveland’s adult slam teams in 2010 and 2011. In 2009, his team placed in the top 4 at BNV. His first time at Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam, his team placed 3rd overall. In 2010 he became Cleveland’s Grand Slam Champion. “Like Dogs and Chocolate,” a one-act production written, directed, and performed by AKeem, has been featured at the Cleveland Playhouse as part of their yearly Fusion Festival.
AKeem’s chapbook, “Tributes,” can be purchased from The Poet’s Haven Boutique.
Recorded January 2011 in Akron, OH and June 2010 in Cleveland, OH