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Def Poetry (TV Series 2002– ) Poster

(2002– )

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Joslyn Rose Lyons ... (3 episodes, 2007)
Stan Lathan ... (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Writing Credits  

Yasiin Bey ... (1 episode, 2007)

Series Cast  

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 Himself - Host / ... (44 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Himself (40 episodes, 2002-2007)
Lemon Andersen ...
 Himself (7 episodes, 2002-2005)
Black Ice ...
 Himself (7 episodes, 2002-2005)
Georgia Me ...
 Herself (6 episodes, 2002-2005)
Shihan ...
 Himself (6 episodes, 2002-2005)
Beau Sia ...
 Himself (6 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Herself (5 episodes, 2002-2005)
Poetri ...
 Himself (5 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Herself (4 episodes, 2002-2005)
Mayda Del Valle ...
 Herself (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Bassey Ikpi ...
 Herself (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Himself (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Rafael Casal ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 2004-2007)
Oscar Brown Jr. ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2002-2005)
Jason Carney ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2002-2005)
J. Ivy ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2002-2005)
Kevin Coval ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2002-2004)
Flowmentalz ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2002-2004)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 2002-2004)
Taylor Mali ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2002-2004)
Amalia Ortiz ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 2002-2004)
Ishle Park ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 2002-2004)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Gemineye ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Rives ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
Steve Connell ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
Sonia Sanchez ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
Sekou Sundiata ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
Sekou Torbet ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
Reggie Cabico ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
Liza Jessie Peterson ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
Dawn Saylor ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
Steve Colman ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Maggie Estep ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Vanessa Hidary ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jessica Care Moore ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002)
Michael Ellison ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
Gina Loring ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
Dana Gilmore ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Marc Bamuthi Joseph ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2007)
Will Da Real One Bell ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Themselves (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Reg E. Gaines ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Red Storm ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kelly Tsai ...
 Herself - Spoken Word Poet (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Nah Dah ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Ryan Nicole ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Amiri Baraka ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Reginald Gibson ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Goldie ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
In-q ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Linton Kwesi Johnson ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Kayo ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Dennis Kim ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Last Poets ...
 Guest Performers (1 episode, 2002)
Felipe Luciano ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Haki R. Madhubuti ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Marty McConnell ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Thea Monyee ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Anthony Morales ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Keith Murray ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Willie Perdomo ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Rakim ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Louis Reyes Rivera ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Big Rube ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Patrica Smith ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Twin Poets ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Yellow Rage ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 2002)
Malik Yusef ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Mike 360 ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Rock Baby ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Jimmy Santiago Baca ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Buju Banton ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Ras Baraka ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Daniel Beaty ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Roger Bonair-Agard ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Joel Chmara ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Jonzi D. ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Chris DeMarcus ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Rupert Estanisiao ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Fenchi ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Chinaka Hodge ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Cheryl 'Salt' James ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Jamie Kennedy ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Helena D. Lewis ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Richard Montoya ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Mutabaruka ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Alix Olson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Bao Phi ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Poem-Cees ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 2003)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Ursula Rucker ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Malak Salaam ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Shappy Seasholtz ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Geoff Trenchard ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Quincy Troupe ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Deborah Young ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Miguel Algarín ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Tish Benson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Besskepp ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Tara Betts ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Triple Black ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Tommy Bottoms ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Andy Buck ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Gamal A. Chasten ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Julian Curry ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Jus Cus ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Ani Difranco ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Michael Eric Dyson ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Zena Edwards ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Martín Espada ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Marlon Esquerra ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Nikky Finney ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Michael Franti ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Mark Gonzales ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
John S. Hall ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Bob Holman ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Robert Karimi ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Laura Piece Kelly ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Ayisha Knight ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Yusef Komunyakaa ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
George McKibbens ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Dead Prez ...
 Themselves (1 episode, 2004)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Faraji Salim ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Steven Sapp ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Speech ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Morris Stegosaurus ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Amir Sulaiman ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Marvin Tate ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Kendra Urdang ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Buddy Wakefield ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Yolanda Wilkinson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Claudia Alick ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Scorpio Blues ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mike Booker ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Dahlak Brathwaite ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Tommy Chun ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Michael Cirelli ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mollie Engelhart ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Flaco ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Gideon Grody-Patinkin ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Caroline Harvey ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Bounty Killer ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Al Letson ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Aulelei Love ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Flow Mantalz ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mike McGee ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Erik Ott ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Jerry Quickley ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Sharrif Simmons ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Tim Strattford ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Dan Sully ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2005)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Skim ...
 Herself (1 episode)
Minnesota ...
 Himself (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
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Series Produced by 

Yasiin Bey ... co-executive producer (44 episodes, 2002-2007)
Russell Simmons ... executive producer (44 episodes, 2002-2007)
Shara Kabakow ... line producer (7 episodes, 2002)
Lee Gaither ... executive producer / supervising producer (3 episodes, 2007)
Stan Lathan ... executive producer (3 episodes, 2007)
Joslyn Rose Lyons ... producer (3 episodes, 2007)
John Irwin ... supervising producer (1 episode, 2007)
Alex Pudlin ... coordinating producer (1 episode, 2007)
Karen Apple ... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Kamilah Forbes ... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Allen Kelman ... producer (unknown episodes)
Deborah Pointer ... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
A. Ty Risby ... producer: USA (unknown episodes)
Danny Simmons ... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)

Series Music by 

Loren Toolajian ... (4 episodes, 2002)

Series Cinematography by 

Khamisi Norwood ... (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Film Editing by 

Cheryl Campsmith ... (3 episodes, 2007)
Jeff U'ren ... (1 episode, 2002)
Judd Flemming ... (1 episode, 2007)

Series Production Design by 

Keith Raywood ... (40 episodes, 2002-2007)

Series Makeup Department 

Jeffrey Rebelo ... key hair stylist (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Erin Hicks ... hair department head (10 episodes, 2005)
Lisa Hazell ... key hair stylist (7 episodes, 2002)

Series Production Management 

Alex Pudlin ... production supervisor (1 episode, 2007)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Karen Apple ... associate director (1 episode, 2002)

Series Sound Department 

Josh Morton ... re-recording mixer (24 episodes, 2004-2007)

Series Visual Effects by 

Shawn Esposito ... digital artist (11 episodes, 2002)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

John Geisler ... camera operator (10 episodes, 2005)

Series Music Department 

Yasiin Bey ... musical director (28 episodes, 2002-2004)

Series Other crew 

Dawn Douglass ... talent associate (38 episodes, 2002-2005)
Mark Taylor ... production executive (38 episodes, 2002-2005)
Ishmel Muhammad ... production coordinator (24 episodes, 2004-2007)
Katy Savard ... talent department / production assistant (24 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jeremy M. Rosen ... production assistant (18 episodes, 2002-2003)
Merv Hawkins ... stage manager (11 episodes, 2002)
Amanda Rosenberg ... production assistant (10 episodes, 2005)
Jannett Roberts ... talent production assistant (7 episodes, 2002)
Rachel Linhart ... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2002)
Scott Macleod ... floor manager (4 episodes, 2002)
Delmar Washington ... assistant to director and executive producer / assistant to executive producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Alex Pudlin ... production coordinator (1 episode, 2007)
Andre Allen ... technical director (unknown episodes)
Cheo Hodari Coker ... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Suheir Hammad ... talent consultant (unknown episodes)
Maurice Marable ... Mos Def opening (unknown episodes)
Walter Mudu ... talent consultant (unknown episodes)
Joan Preston ... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Shihan ... talent consultant (unknown episodes)
Tiffany L. Williams ... assistant to executive producer (unknown episodes)

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