Photo Cred: Anthony Bitar

Photo Cred: Anthony Bitar

Savon Bartley is an international spoken word poet, award winning writer, and playwright who uses his passion for storytelling and poetry to address the narrative of masculinity, social justice, and the black experience. Featured at venues around the world such as the Apollo Theater, MTV UK, and The United Nations, his exhilarating performances have allowed him to tour internationally as well as work in theater, film, and television alongside The Wu Tang Clan, The Black Panthers, and Russell Simmons. His work has been highlighted in The New York Times, Suspect Press, The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker Anthology, Slate Magazine, Blavity, and Afropunk.

Savon was born an only child in North Chicago, IL and has a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Kean University. He is currently based in NYC as a writer in residence at The Public Theater, co host of Subjectivity UK, and host of the Sincerely, Say Podcast.

  • performed at: The Apollo Theater, MTV UK, NYC Town Hall...

  • worked with: The Wu Tang Clan, The Black Panthers, Russell Simmons...

  • featured in: The New York Times, Slate Magazine, The Odyssey, AFROPUNK...

  • featured performer/speaker at: The United Nations, Yale University, New York University...

  • awards: Social Impact Media Award (Nominated), CTLPDX International Environmental Film Festival (Best In Festival), Climate Action Film Fest (First Place)

  • currently working on: new music, a one man play based on a true story, asking for help more, myself

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Selected Press & Mentions


The Odyssey | Slate Magazine | Great Weather for Media ( Interview ) | Apiary Magazine   ( Interview ) | Culture Spread ( Interview ) | Great Weather For Media ( Interview ) | The New York Times | Rad Season | AFROPUNK

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