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Welcome to the Lost & Found 

I am Laurence Steven Minter

I'm a spoken word artist from the Southside of Chicago! Poetry is my vehicle for testimony, social change, and liberation. I am eager to support efforts that center around art, education, and storytelling.  


Skills & Credentials 

Spoken Word Poetry 

Recent Performances

  • Northwestern University - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated Alpha Mu Chapter MLK Candlelight Vigil (January 2023)-              The Kingdom

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated Xi Lambda Chapter Labor Day Breakfast (September 2022)- The Miracle Workers 

  • Afterwords Chicago Global Poetry Night (October 2022)- Float 

  • Future Leaders of Chicago, New Student Welcome & Senior Scholarship Ceremony (July 2022) – Where the Future is Found

  • Chicago Urban League College Signing Day (May 2022) –                A Glorious Endeavor

  • All That We Are: Art Exhibition Celebrating Harvard’s Black Creatives (April 2022) - State of the Union to the So-Called “Starving Artists”

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education Black History Month Open Mic (February 2022) - Ubuntu Wonders 



  • Ed.M., (2022) Harvard Graduate School of Education, Education Leadership, Organizations, & Entrepreneurship Program

  • B.A, Sociology (2021) Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences  (Cum Laude Honors) 

  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (2018)

  • Posse Foundation Scholar (2017)

How can we collaborate? 

Services offered 

  1. Creation of original spoken word pieces 

    • Will develop original poetic content for mission aligned occasions & opportunities  ​​

      • Format: Live performances, virtual performances, written pieces 


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