Odd?Rod | More Than Just A Poet
Born to a drug-addicted mother and an absent father, Odd?Rod’s poverty-stricken upbringing has turned into the very tool he needed to grab and inspire anyone who hears him. He chased his education despite his surroundings and earned himself an academic scholarship to UNF where he started his own open-mic show.
The audience there identified with his “picture-painting” poetry and storytelling style. His rhythmic cadence made him very easy to listen to. He’s released 3 biographical chapbooks, written/acted in 4 commercials, has authored a children’s book about diversity, and has released 3 albums of poetry.
Touring colleges since 2011, Odd?Rod has covered over 100 college campuses (sometimes twice) and been voted as APCA’s (Association Of Promotional Campus Activities) 2014 Spoken Word Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Easily separated from most poets, Rod’s dedication to giving an uplifting message over his poems/stories are aligned with his passion to involve and entertain his audience.