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Malik S Canty

I am Malik S Canty, also known as the Word Bird around the poetry circuit. As an anointed spiritual poet, I speak for the voiceless and am a published author of five poetry collections: "Poetic Fire," "Words From The River"1&2 , "Who Hears the Poet When He Weeps?" and "Tears for My Ancestors" In addition, I have been an educator for the NYC Board of Education for over 30 years. At the present I am Happily Retired and looking to make my presence felt at many events.

I have performed publicly at such places as the Apollo Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Shomburg Cultural Center and was a Semi- Finalist at the McDonald's Gospelfest. I have also been a guest speaker on The Love Journey, Inc prayer, praise and inspiration conference call;and one of the featured poet on 89.9 FM radio.I have also been published in various magazines, anthologies. My motto is "Have Words Will Travel." I am available for speaking engagements and can be contacted at

My insightful content covers a variety of topics that deal with the human experience, providing something for every one. My words take the stories from the eyes, from the atmosphere and from the restless voices in my soul ...I write, I recite, and I understand that every one has gifts, being a Poet is one of mines. ..Motivational Speaker and Poetry Teacher also.