I.N.K. are no strangers to diversity and adversity. They were formed shortly after Jonathan “Courageous” Clark, the son of a black father and a white mother, met Lane Shuler, a struggling poet suffering from severe depression. In 2011, they made it to the National Poetry Slam, where they reached group finals and placed 6th in the nation. They hit the road and quickly earned the nickname “The Penn And Teller Of Poetry” for their high-energy, comedic stage show.
Since 2012, they have performed their diverse body of work at colleges all around the country and have shared the stage with Russell Simmons, Dead Prez, Saul Williams, Buddy Wakefield, and The Asia Project. Due to their differing racial and life backgrounds, their entertaining perspectives on life are perfect for diversity events, emceeing, writing events, Black History Month, comedy nights, and more.
Shared the stage with Russell Simmons, Dead Prez, Saul Williams, Buddy Wakefield, and The Asia Project.
Finished 6th in the nation in the group finals at the National Poetry Slam.
Finalists at The Southern Fried Poetry Slam.
Their poetry has been featured on GSN.
Available for poetry writing workshops.