ART CHI


A phenomenal poet, performer, teacher and author, Archie the Messenger(ATM) has touched the hearts and minds of people of all races, classes and educational backgrounds. From his hometown Buffalo, New York to Baltimore, Maryland ATM has used spoken word theater as healing and entertainment for the urban community.

Archie the Messengers honors and accolades include winning the NAACPs Act-So National Oratory Championship, the New Africa House Slam(Buffalo,NY), Last Poet Standing 2004 championship (Baltimore) Rip The Mic Slam Winner,DC the Njozi Poets Slam Winner(Buffalo), Tri-City Slam Series Winner(Cleveland),. He was also a finalist in the Baltimore-vs.-DC Team, Winner of the Slam Last Poet Standing Championship and a member of Morgan State Universities Battle of the Schools Slam Team. He has been performing on the national spoken word circuit for over seventeen years and was the Capitol Jazz Fest Winner(Columbia MD) 2006 Nuyorican GRAND SLAM CHAMPION

In 2008 he partnered with fellow writer Lyrical the Lyricist to create Writing4mylife, a writing company that would serve as the duo’s stage name as well. He co-created the two-man spoken word play “No Stage,” that ran at the Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, NY, the Road Less Traveled Theater in Buffalo, NY, and the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh, PA. 

In 2016 he published his first book, “Crown of Thorns,” and is currently working on the second poetry book, as well as his first novel.