Acclaimed Poet and Writer. His portfolio includes CNN’s Black In America, HBO’s Def Poetry, BET’s Lyric Cafe
Emmy Nominee and HBO Def Poet Jon Goode hails from Richmond, Virginia but currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the past decade Jon has performed his unique brand of comedic and life-affirming poetry at colleges and universities all over the nation, and venues both domestic and abroad. He is currently one of the featured artists…
Emmy Nominee and HBO Def Poet Jon Goode hails from Richmond, Virginia but currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the past decade Jon has performed his unique brand of comedic and life-affirming poetry at colleges and universities all over the nation, and venues both domestic and abroad.
He is currently one of the featured artists in the sold out Passion and Poetry concert series that features some of the top rated poets and spoken word artists in the nation. Jon has been blessed to be a repeat featured act on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Poetry Jam and to have his highly acclaimed work published in print ads by Nike and in several magazines and periodicals nationwide.
His work has also been featured in radio commercials for McDonalds and in television commercials and interstitials for TVLand/Nick @ Nite. Jon’s work with Nick @ Nite earned him an Emmy nomination along with the Promax Gold award for best copyright in June 2006.
Poetry Slam Incorporated ranks Jon Goode as one of the top poets in the nation due to his 3rd place finish at the national poetry slam competition in August 2006.
As a national award winning performance poet, Jon has been privileged to share the stage with Jamie Foxx, Mos Def, Kanye West, Tommy Davidson, Will Downing, Kindred, Ledisi, Roy Ayers, Common, Amiri Baraka, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Kim Fields, The Last Poets and many other talented poets, comedians and performers.
Jon represents a refreshing change-up to traditional performance poetry, and has established himself as one of the most influential and positive voices in the African American community. Jon’s laid back blend of humor and levity have propelled his career and made him one of the most highly awarded, celebrated and most sought after talents of our generation.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
An Evening With Jon Goode
Performer on HBO, CNN, BET, Centric, TVOne, Nick@Nite and TVLand
Conduit (A Collection of Poems and Short Stories by Jon Goode) spent 12 weeks as #1 on Amazon.com
Jon Goode on Verses and Flow
Jon Goode HBO Def Poet
Jon Goode - "Soul Akin"
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