Rap or Spit with PBS is starting 2011 with a bang. Ladies and Gentleman, my feature poet for tonight's show is Geovannimarcel. She will start in at 9PM CST. The last hour will be open mic. If you'd like listen to the show, call to show love or spit a hot piece during the open mic, please click HERE OR CALL 347-945-7258. More on Geovannimarcell below!!!
Geovannimarcel is a spoken word artist by trade and a child of God by grace. She has been through many trials and tribulations in her 36 years on this earth but has realized that even with those trials and tribulations she is blessed.
The single mother of 5 beautiful children ranging in ages from 2 to 17, she has struggled to take care of them alone but anyone who knows her knows that those children are her very reason for existence.
Being a Native American poet, Geovannimarcel is an activist not only for her community but also for any injustice that she hears of. She has been at Native American protests, staged prtoests against abortion clinics, raised money for local charities as well as charities afar and has always given her life to fight homelessness and domestic violence.
Domestic violence is something that she personally has gone through and can say that she is a survivor, again, by the grace of God.
Traveling across the country for the last 7 years, Geovannimarcel has graced the stage with many of the greats. She has had intimate conversations with the likes of Abiodune Oyewole from the last poets, Talaam Acey, Amiri and Amini Baraka and many of the Def Jam poets are considered some of her best friends. These people are the reason she keeps doing what she does in poetry because like Max Parthas has always told her and anyone else he comes in contact with, "In this world, all we have are our balls and our words" and she has lived by those words since the day she started writing them at the age of 9.
A Prysmatic Dreams Poet and an artist of the New Word Order, Geovannimarcel can sit back on any given day and thank God that she is still here and thank all of the poets that she has crossed paths with. She has spent her life in the service of others and anyone who knows Geovannimarcel will tell you that what you hear on the radio or see on the stage is not a "Poetic Persona", it is her real and raw.
Geovannimarcel may be her stage name but she will always remain Misty Garrett, Native American poet no matter where she is or what she is doing. If you don't like to be told the truth, get ready if you speak with her because that is what you are going to get.