2014 National Poetry Award nominee Kerry B is a spoken word artist and author who uses hip-hop and jazz influences for his poetry. Participating in open mics and readings throughout the nation, Kerry is known for his rhyme scheme and style. His poetry is recognized to carry powerful messages, along with a passionate delivery. Kerry B is the author of the poetry books Soul Appetizer: A Sampler and An Open Table. He is also the co-host of two radio shows: Poetry in Pairs and Verbal Collision: A Night of Duets. He has also released two spoken word CDs: Midnight Sunrise, Soulful Seductions, and Urban Griot. Kerry B is the founder of upcoming clothing line Word Artistry Tees and the co-CEO of Kingdom Ink.