Co-Founder of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on HBO
Bruce George is the Co-Founder of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on HBO.He is a visionary, executive producer, writer, poet and activist. He was born and raised in New York City. He has written poetry/prose & articles for over 37 years. His work has been published in major magazines, anthologies, and literary publications. He has written testimonials from the likes of Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Class Magazine, Harlem River Press, among others.
Bruce has won multiple poetry & talent contests. He has won several awards such as a “Peabody Award” for “Russell Simmons Presents, Def Poetry (HBO)”, a “Miky Award” for “Russell Simmons Presents, Def Poetry Jam (HBO)”, an “Upscale Showcase Award”, and a“Trail Blazer Award” for his outstanding vision, production, writing and performance.
Bruce is the Founder/Executive Consultant of Ebony Energy Talent Network featuring major talent such as Paul Mooney, Rev. Jessie Jackson, Amiri Baraka, The Last Poets, Malik Yoba, Dawn Robinson etc.
Bruce is the Co-Founder of the critically acclaimed award winning “Russell Simmons’s Def Poetry Jam.” He’s also the Founder/Managing Editor of “The Bandana Republic, an Anthology of Poetry & Prose by Gang Members & Their Affiliates.”
As an activist Bruce has been and currently is associated with major grassroots organizations that fosters and uplifts people in struggle.