Poet. Speaker. Author. Writer.
About Michael E. Reid Michael E. Reid is a Poet, Author, Speaker, and Publisher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Michael’s story started after a failed relationship and unsuccessful suicide attempt, he found himself in a hospital bed with a heavy heart and blank composition book. What started out as writing therapy for a man, who lost his way, exploded into one of the largest contemporary poetry inspired movements of our time. Mike used his new-found talent as a writer to establish a social media platform dedicated to the inspiration, enlightenment, and encouragement of women. Five years removed from his first poem, Mike has penned four books, Just Words, Just Words 2, Dear Woman, and The Boyfriend Book respectively. As of Summer, 2017, Michael’s digital and print sales have ballooned to 250,000 copies sold. To date Mike has reached over 200,000 women across three social platforms “Just Mike the Poet”. Mike along with the help of “Vision” (Perry Divirgilio) and Jamar Hall set out to create their own poetry showcase. Resulting in three, tours consisting of over twenty cities, in three years, stretching from San Francisco to South Beach Miami. For three tours over 50,000 women attended. In total, Mike has had over 160 independently organized events in thirty-three cities and five countries around the world. He also has spoken and performed at over 20 colleges and universities. Mike has sat on dozens of panels, facilitated workshops, delivered tear-jerking keynote speeches, and volunteers at a local female juvenile treatment facility.
Mike’s Impact Worldwide Shows
Universities Attended ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑
CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY MOREHOUSE COLLEGE SPELMAN COLLEGE LINCOLN UNIVERSITY DELWARE STATE TEMPLE UNVERSITY PACE UNIVERSITY FURMAN UNVIERSITY NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY CLAFIN UNIVERSITY KUTZTOWN UNVERSITY CENTERAL ARAKANSAS UNIVERSITY ROAWN UNIVERSITY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY THE UNIVERSITY OF HUSTON BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
❑ 2013 – THE JUST WORDS TOUR -17 cities in 40 days ❑ 2015 – THE LOVE AND POETRY TOUR - Love and poetry tour: 25 cites in 60 days ❑ 2016 – THE PERFECT BOYFRIEND TOUR - 5 cities, 5 weekends ❑ 2016 – THE “A FEW GOOD MEN” TOUR – 19 cities in 43 days Following Tour Cities: ❑ Boston ❑ NYC ❑ Hartford ❑ New Haven ❑ Philly ❑ Baltimore ❑ Richmond ❑ Charlotte ❑ Atlanta ❑ Miami ❑ New Orleans ❑ Houston Dallas ❑ Phoenix ❑ Chicago ❑ Detroit ❑ Cleveland ❑ Las Vegas ❑ Los Angele ❑ San Francisco
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JUST WORDS JUST WORDS 2 DEAR WOMAN THE BOYFRIEND BOOK
Top Performances: Opening Act at Powerhouse 2015 | Attendance 17,500 people • NYC: Attendees - 525 (2016) • L.A.: Attendees - 410 (2016) • Philly: Attendees - 1,100 (2014) International Shows: Toronto, London, Paris, and Dubai Shows and Events: • 144 shows in 4 years • 110 self produced events Queens Mentoring Program Is based at Charles Drew High School, Clayton County Georgia. This program started Fall of 2015. Led by Mike and the school's guidance counselors. The purpose is to build unity and empower for 9-12 grade female students. The success of the program has led to 25% improvement in attendance, a full point increase in grades and 10% decrease in dropout rates. This program has been fully funded by Mike himself. Book Accomplishments: Over 200,000 books sold, Just Words Just Words 2, dear woman, the boyfriend book.
Dope Publishing Dope Publishing was created in 2014. It is the only publishing company in the market that does not accept royalties from its clients. Since it has been responsible for the publishing of: • 44 books • over 100,000 books sold Clients include: • Ming Lee • Olori Swank • Ms Bling Miami • Raelia Lewis • Karen Civil • Tatiana Ward (Beat Face Honey)
P R E S S
Social Reach WHOâ€™S VIEWING? Not only has Mike's words made a lasting impression on the hearts of women and men alike across the world, but has also helped those same people redefine their self-worth. Sharing a common message of self-awareness that resonates with everyone, including public figures such as Nicki Minaj, Erykah Badu, Ashton Kutcher, Taraji P. Henson, Halle Berry, Pia Wirtzbachh, and Cara Delevinge. With Instagram being the main platform that his viewers run to receive his content.
Social media followers Comments Likes Impressions Per Week
Followers A Week
NETWORK Ages: 15-24 30,000+
Ages: 25-34 90,000+
Celebrity Influencers Nicki Minaj Erykah Badu Ashton Kutcher Taraji P. Henson Halle Berry Pia Wirtzbachh Cara Delevinge
Contact General Contact: MIKE REID Mike@JustMikeThePoet.com
Press Contact: MILAN MOBLEY Info@umanagementpr.com
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