1998 National Individual Poetry Slam Champion
. He has shared the stage with such talents as the Last Poets, Amiri Baraka
, Sonia Sanchez
and Roy Ayers. Some of Regie's work can also be heard in the movie LOVE JONES
. He is a regular contributor to NPR
. His first full-length book STORMS BENEATH THE SKIN (nappyhead press) was released in winter '99.
Regie has spoken, lectured and performed at schools, universities and venues on two continents and in six countries. He was a Poet in Residence at the FEO Ellis Center. Unknown to almost everyone but people in Chicago
, he is part of the music group Church of the Funky Word which is described as "a musical sound prayer
devoted to the history
of Black music expressed through word."
His brand of "word-speak" has been called "rhythmistical" because of his combining of the time-honored mystical
weaving of the African griot tradition
with the often hard-edged rhythms of the African experience in America
Interviews and poetry
can be found at:
His book can be found at: