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NY Poetry Slam champion and now traveling documentarian, Apollo Poetry aims to make the world a better place one verse at a time.

Apollo Poetry has won multiple poetry contests including the NY Poetry Slam and has been featured in MTV’S True Life, VIBE Magazine and Showtime at the Apollo. His style is passionate, spiritual and raw, bringing elements of beat poetry and hip hop to a synthesis that is making people sit up and take notice.

Apollo now calls himself The Traveling Poet and he is taking his spoken word on the road to film a first-of-its-kind documentary and share the creative spark that burns within him.

“Apollo Poetry is a spoken word artist who has chosen words as tools of inspiration to bridge the gap between our cultural divisions and unite us back into the realization that we are souls having a human experience.”

Apollo will go to schools, shelters, hospitals, and poetry venues around the world to spread an inspirational message of healing and inner peace.

Wanna jump on board and help Apollo and his crew? Visit to find out how you can get involved.

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About The Author


Joshywashington is a Travel Media Ninja from Seattle who enjoys writing, climbing trees and strong coffee.

  • Tyler Jaskey

    DUDE…this is crazy Apollo is a good friend of mine i am so happy to see you guys write a story on what he is doing he is an amazing guy and a truly spectacular poet with a heart of gold. Its just awesome that something as big as matador covering his tour. Keep up the good work guys

    • joshywashington

      I just happened to come across Apollo’s story while searching “travel poetry” for a post… I am a huge fan of slam, and would love to see Apollo make a stop here in Seattle.

      You can easily tell he has tons of passion and his heart is in the right place, thanks for the shout out Tyler!

  • Jess

    I saw Apollo perform at a local open mic and I knew there was something about him right when he started his poem. He truly is a Saint of our time.

  • Mike L.

    I probably would not even be on this planet if it wasn’t for Apollo’s words. There were times that I was super depressed and hearing his poetry helped me get through the toughest times. I’m so glad this site picked this story up.

    • joshywashington

      Thanks for the props Mike. Raw, spiritual poetry, whether spoken word or conveyed through music can cut to the quick of your spirit and heal fundamentally. It can be a war cry against pain and struggle. It can be a shout of joy for the beauty of existence… I have to say, I didn’t pick this story up…it picked me up!

  • Apollo

    I deeply appreciate this!

    • joshywashington

      WE deeply appreciate your talent and your willingness to step out and share it. please keep us posted on your travels and art.

      massive love to you Apollo
      ~ J

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