Poets are songwriters, spoken word artist are performers, authors are literary artist, and speakers are catalyst. X Blu Rayne is the perfect combination of all four. Her poetry matches where you are, speaks on those hidden things never spoken, and gives insight and direction on who you want to be. Her poetry isn’t just words spoken to appeal to the ear, but they are solution based, emotionally driven, and written with the objective of speaking truths from the heart. She moves your frequencies and isn’t shy about speaking on anything to anyone at any time. She can shape your reality into words so that you can see yourself properly.
Her education is life experiences, talking to those who are hurting and happy, and gaining knowledge by listening to everyone from college students to the elderly, and maintaining an open soul to voices that have never had a place to speak.
Her goal, simply put, is that through her poetry and speaking she helps people be the best they are designed to be. She doesn’t write for cliques or poetic competitions, she writes to change lives and enhance humanity by taking the issues in this world and capsulizing them into a digestible method. Helping all of us swallow the bitter pills of life and appreciating the possible sweetness thereafter. She has a story to tell.
She is currently working with non-for-profits The Sophia Project and the UAACD. She is also a writer for Spoken Vizions Magazine.
*National Poetry Awards (TX & MO)2011 and 2012
*Missouri Black Expo: A Taste of Spoken Word 2012
*The Juice Box Diaries 2011(MO)
*Real Men can Cook Father’s Day 2011(MO)
*Taste for the Cure & Silent Auction 2011(MO)
*Urban Woorden 2011 (Leuven, Belgium)
*Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club Mother/Daughter Day 2011
*She Speaks Webster University 2011
*2013 MLK Spoken Word Slam Champion
*2012 Who’s Who Black St. Louis