Our workshops are a safe space for students to create. We teacher poetry, art, music, and more to promote literacy and writing.
Meet the Team
Meet our teachers, and find out more about what they do in the classroom and out the classroom
See what our community says about Poetry and Chill OKC Kids
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Meet The Team
Anthony Crawford, Teacher
Anthony Crawford, Jr. aka ProVerb is a native of Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Langston University with a degree in education. Crawford is a public speaker, a spoken word artist, a poet who hosts Dope Poetry Night at the Ice Event Center, the author of Black Pain't, and a youth empowerment hero.
Veronica Lugo, Teacher
Veronica Lugo is a Latinx Oklahoma native. Finishing her degree in Childhood Development at UCO. She is a small business owner of VeesWorld, and runs the Poetry and ChillOKC Kids social media. Her goal is to give back to the community she grew up in by educating black and brown children.
Jessi Mitchell, News 9
Many of the experiences shared at Poetry and Chill are filled with pain and suffering. One poet asks, “How are we mistaken for X-Men? This ain’t a mutant that you shooting with unbreakable skin.”
Mitch English, Fox 25
There's an after school workshop in the Metro that is giving kids a chance to use creativity, positivity and productivity to work out how they are feeling.
I love being in Poetry and Chill so much. It's a thing no one would ever think of but it's the best experience and you guys are the best.