Brandon “B. Shatter” Harrison is a spoken word artist, host, and educator currently located in Washington, DC. When not debating the possibilities of literature’s most revered characters being persons of color or somewhere lost on an anime binge, B. Shatter can be found actively engaging in the booming arts scenes around the country and performing on numerous stages or behind a bar mixing up your favorite cocktail.
More than your average poet, B. Shatter has found a way to take his early slam career training to new and amazing heights in making a name for himself. He is the creator and host of Kentucky’s largest yearly poetry competition the “Winter Soul-Spit Slam,” 11/21/2022 5 coached a team of youth poets, the Young Poets of Louisville for the last three years, regularly teaches in multiple literacy programs and hosts a variety of other slams and events. He has published one book with Texas publisher 310 Brown Street titled “I wrote on walls because I never got a happy meal” with more to come in the future. With the latest release of “I’m Not Crying. You Are” B. Shatter hopes to help spread even more awareness about mental health amongst the black male community and the importance of getting help and taking care of yourself. Welcome to the journey of a thousand stories, both heard and unheard. Pull up a chair, you’ll be here awhile. Mission: To provide a safe space for artistic and poetic expression while creating ample opportunities for poets of all ages to turn their art into careers.