Ryan Smith - Poet


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Born on December 2, 1988 in Farmville, Virginia, Ryan began writing poetry while a student at Prince Edward County High School, which during that 4 year span he decided to make writing a future career path. Good friend Jason Paris was one of the first to notice Ryan's ability with writing and gave him the nickname Ryan the Poet. Since high school, his major influences includes musicians Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Kanye West, Tupac Shakur, and Kurt Cobain. Poets and Authors such as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Gil-Scott Heron, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Edgar Allan Poe also became great writing influences. At age 15, Ryan began entering Poetry Contest placing in the top 20 in each of his writing entries. Ryan once stated "Writing for me ha ...more

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Poetic Man

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