Makhi Williams-Kent

Makhi Williams-Kent is a 13-year-old 8th grader born in Oceanside, California. He is an avid football player who enjoys spending time with his friends and hopes to one day attend San Diego State University with a major in kinesiology.

After attending a poetry slam at MiraCosta Community College with his mother, Makhi began to view the art of poetry with a different lens. Listening to the various performers really had a positive impact on him and soon after attending the event, he began writing his first poem Black Night, inspired by Gary Paulsen’s novel Nightjohn.

Contributions:

Black Night