Queen Sheba, 29th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Queen Sheba

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb University Center - North Cafeteria

Author/Artist Bio

Queen Sheba’s works have been published in several anthologies and periodicals including, Griot (2005), Skipping Stones Anthology of Hampton Roads Poets (2004, 2005), Vibe, and Essence. She is currently on the second ranked poetry slam team in the country and is the Red Bull Word Clash champion '05-'06 and two time Southern Fried Regional Grand Slam Champ. She is one of the most highly demanded performance poets and lecturers and is a 106&Park and Apollo favorite. Her national radio and television appearances include but are not limited to, BET, VH1, Apollo, Robert Townsend's The Black Family Channel, Clear Channel, Radio 1, and Infinity Radio. In addition, Queen Sheba has a cameo in Spit; a major motion picture about the different paths of Spoken Word. Queen Sheba founded Oya Xclusive International a record label for poets and also founded Akoben, the only international music and poetry festival created for people of color.


Queen Sheba, performed with Jeff Hewitt, GodChild and Tarika Blizzard performed on Tuesday, October 18, 2006 at 12:00 p.m.


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