Royal Kent

Royal Kent
Royal Kent is the poet, spoken word artist, and co-producer of COPUS. As a member of Poetry for the People led by Leslie Simon, he performed feature spots at Rose & Thistle, Sacred Grounds, Cloud House, Noe Valley Ministry, and Project Artaud. Royal was featured with poet luminaries Bob Kaufman, Max Schwartz, and Diane de Prima at The Poets Congress produced in San Francisco by Kush of New College and Cloud House and was the poet for Band of Angels in Vancouver where they performed throughout British Columbia including at the Annual Boat Festival held in Stanley Park.

Royal has opened major reggae concerts including for Toots & the Maytals at the Warfield, The Wailers at the Greek Theatre, and Peter Tosh at the Monterey Fairgrounds (produced by Chet Helms/Family Dog). Kira Njinski, daughter of the great Russian ballet star Rudolph Njinski, said: "This man recites poetry the way my father once danced."

"the haves have/ the have nots in a knot/have you any idea/ just who and what created this plot for the haves have all/ while all others have naught."

Royal Kent produced Raw Talent Show at the California Hall in San Francisco which featured Rhodessa Jones and included 12 hours of poetry, music, and dance. For Channel 25, Viacom Cable's public access channel, he produced the innovative weekly shows Friday Night Live, Nineteen Eighty, and Into the Eighties. He hosted a radio show by the same name on KPOO, 89.5 FM. In Hollywood, Royal was the associate producer for the All Nite Show, a five-hour, live variety program hosted by Nick Edenetti. Guests on the show included Mable King, Jackie Vernon, and Steve Allen.

Royal attended New College of California and earned his bachelor of arts degree in Television Production and Management from the City University of Los Angeles.

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