Bruce George

Bruce George is a visionary, executive producer, writer, poet and activist born and raised in New York City. Bruce George has written poetry/prose & articles for decades. His work has been published in major magazines, anthologies, and literary publications. Bruce George has written testimonials from the likes of Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Class Magazine, Harlem River Press, and many others.

Bruce George is the Co-Founder of the critically acclaimed award winning “Russell Simmons’s Def Poetry Jam.” He was also the Executive Consultant for Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, a 2003 Tony Award Winner. In addition Bruce George is the Founder/Managing Editor of “The Bandana Republic, an Anthology of Poetry & Prose by Gang Members & Their Affiliates, which has been nominated as a 2009 Audie Award Finalist.”

Bruce George has won multiple poetry & talent contests and several awards such as the “Peabody Award” for “Russell Simmons Presents, Def Poetry(HBO)”, the “Miky Award” for “Russell Simmons Presents, Def Poetry Jam(HBO)”, the “Upscale Showcase Award”, the “Trail Blazer Award” amongst others for his outstanding vision, production, writing and performance. Bruce George has also judged hundreds of poetry/spoken word competitions.

As an activist Bruce George has been and currently is associated with major grassroots organizations that foster and uplift people in struggle. He has also served on numerous panels (Hampton, Harvard, The New School, Fordham University, Medgar Evers, Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture and more).

Bruce George is a graduate of Niagara University in which he earned a B.A. degree in Psychology.