Twin Poets (Al Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha)

Not many who have witnessed a performance or have read a poem by twin brothers, Al Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha would deny that they have seen or felt the power. For the past fifteen years, these two Philadelphia-based wordsmiths have been warriors on the frontline for their community. Their goal is to teach children about the importance of self-expression as well as writing down their thoughts to help themselves and others who have the same struggles and challenges. The Twin Poets have been featured on the Peabody Award-winning HBO program Def Poetry, BET’s Lyric Café, and NPR’s Poetic License, and are the subject of a Hearts and Minds Films documentary called Why I Write. In 2015, the Twin Poets were appointed by Governor Jack Markell to be the 17th Poets Laureate for the State of Delaware. “…Poetry is, for them, far more than rhyming words—it’s the salvation of the streets.” – Delaware Today

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