When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I'm just a peaceful person
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Poverty, Education, Violence, Human Rights, Our Shrinking Freedom
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
I believe that hatred connects all of the above terms (religion, economci disparities, fear, prejudice, and greed). It is a since of hatred that doesn't allow two different religions to get along and just accept each other. It is hatred that produces fear and nurtures greed. It is hatred that causes inequality economically. Hatred produces prejudice.
Can we change the world?
More about me
My name if Floyd Boykin Jr and I am the founder of SpokenVizions Entertainment Group, L.L.C. SpokenVizions is a St. Louis based company promoting expressions through the arts. SpokenVizions is a full entertainment company specializing in spoken word, publishing, music production, film and live performances. SpokenVizions became a Limited Liability Corporation in April of 2002 and is expanding it's market. The vision of SpokenVizions grew rapidly with the launch of SpokenVizions Magazine, providing national information and recognition about Spoken Word Artists and Poets to the general public. In such a short period of time, SpokenVizions Magazine has featured national and local poets on its cover. Artist such as Shang of B.E.T. fame and Def Comedy Jam, CanHead Recording Spoken Word Artist TANTRA (Brooklyn), Bruce George (Co-Founder of Def Poetry Jam). Philadelphia Poet and Entrepreneur Stephanie Renee, 2x slam poetry champion at the Nuyorican Cafe Mayda Del Valle and Malcolm-Jamal Warner with his first featured interview as a Spoken Word artist have graced the cover of our magazine. We have also featured St. Louis greats such as M.K. Stallings, ILL SKILLZ, Mama Blue and Chill Da Player. Our readership reached over 8,000 people and the web site averaged 20,000 hits per month. This was truly a great accomplishment.
On December 7th, 2002, SpokenVizions sponsored its first premiere event, "PHONETICS: Ladies Night Out", featuring Amanda Diva (HBO's Def Poetry Jam), Ms. Nterpretation (spoken word artists), and Kimberly Poe (vocalist extreme). The event was hosted by ISIS JONES (radio personality/artist). Since then, "PHONETICS" has featured Maya Azucena of New York, Krystal Warren of Kansas City, Jamila Firdausee of Chicago, Crystalee of Virginia, and Tracy Mitchell of St. Louis to name a few.
On September 18th, 2004, SpokenVizions Magazine's founder and editor, was given an award for his committed to the advancement of Spoken Word at the Black On Black Rhyme Banquet in Tallahassee, Florida. He also had the pleasure of being the keynote speaker at this prestiges event. Later, in 2005 and 2006, he was honored in the publication "Who's Who in Black St. Louis?"
In January 2005, after a three year run on a hard copy publication, SpokenVizions Magazine placed it's publication on hold to restructure and to rebuild the foundation of it's organization. Many readers expressed a void in the realm of poetry in terms of print media. They expressed how they truly enjoyed reading about poets and their artistic endeavors. So, as a result, SpokenVizions has launch it's magazine as an online entity, reaching a larger variety of people and continuing it's dedicated to promoting spoken word poetry and it's movement.
SpokenVizions Magazine is committed in bridging the gap between the novice and the seasoned Poet/writer to the audiences who support them. SpokenVizions goal is to shine globally through literature, music production, film, poetry, dance and performances. SpokenVizions is a full entertainment company specializing in spoken word, publishing, music production, film and live performances.
Floyd Boykin Jr.
He is an international poet, spoken word artist, musician, filmmaker, community activist (LUPUS and Domestic Violence), event planner and promoter, editor of a spoken word magazine. He has an extreme interest and respect for the arts. He has a page at www.myspace.com/floydboykinjr