Floyd Boykin Jr. is a Poet, musician, producer and Lupus activist. He is the founder of SpokenVizions Entertainment Group, L.L.C. and the producer of Project L.I.F.E. His primary instrument is the bass guitar, but he also plays the flute, the keyboard and a little bit of percussions. He is also the author of "Poetic Bliss With Lyrical Rhythms" ,"Bare Essence: The Soul Of Me" and "Waiting To Dance With Her Spirit". He has also released two poetry Cds ("That Self-Emancipated Brutha" and "EKLIPSE").
Floyd has opened for and performed with a variety of poets and other artists such as The Last Poets, Gill Scott-Heron, Dahveed Nelson, Malik Yusef, Goapele, Maya Azucena and Murphy Lee. Recently, he also created and released his own line of greeting cards called "PoeticByDesign.com".
The most recognizable project is the launching of the SpokenVizions Magazine and SpokenVizions.com, where he serves as the editor and designer of the publications. He is currently working on future music videos, a short film, and a host of other positive ventures. EARTHOLOGY is Boykin's three poetry release.
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
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