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3rd District Kansas City In-District city Council Candidate
2022 #2 in the Women of the World Poetry Slam
2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Recipient
Founder of the East of Red ArtHouse
Founder of Arsyn Spit Fire Open Mic
Interim CEO Poetry for Personal Power
Editor and Chief PenFire Publishing

Advocate | Administrative Creative | Spoken Word Artist | Author | Consultant | Motivational Speaker | Radio Personality | Facilitator | Peer Support Specialist





I welcome you to my site

weary internet searcher

I welcome you to indulgence

in words of intelligence


To get lost in spiritual enrichment

and lyrical fulfillment


To relax and be real

I welcome you to look, listen and enjoy


I welcome you to my smile

my warmth and revelation


I welcome you to self-examination

to better yourself

love yourself

I welcome your prayer

and your prayer request


I welcome your growth

exploration of God and love eternal

discovery of truth and its beauty


I welcome your contact

and your purchase


Most of all I welcome you

to visit again

Let this not be the last time

your eyes and ears

meet my words


Be open and let this be the time you find

something worth being heard 



heri Purpose Hall is an award-winning spoken word artist and author, radio personality, actress, educator, and minister who uses her work to provide perspective and engage conversational empathy.  She has Four books: a book of poetry, epistles, and essays titled "Black Girl Shattered"(2017); two poetry chapbooks “Mélange du Femme Noir” (2019) and “Chosen for Both” (2015); and a workbook/workshop "Writing Wrongs: Writing to Heal" (2016) which won an award from Bike for the Brain, a non-profit organization that works to reduce mental health stigma.   


She is the founder of Arsyn Spit Fire, East of Red ArtHouse, and PenFire Publishing; Executive Director of Poetry for Personal Power; and provides consulting and assistance for many other non-profit, community-based, and arts organizations.


Sheri Purpose Hall is the currently ranked as the #2 woman poet in the world WOWPS Virtual 2022 competition, #8 Southern Fried Indie 2021, #1 Word Play Battle League 2022 Champion, 2020 National Spoken Word Awards Female Spoken Word artist of the year, a 2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awardee and Previous two-year Studios Resident, 2019 Art in the loop grant recipient, 2019 and 2017 Arts KC Inspiration Grant recipient, and the 2017 ArtsKC Inspiration Breakfast featured artist.  She won the Poet and Activist award at the Music and More Foundation Poetry Awards 2 years in a row and was nominated for best-spoken word artist in the KC People's Choice awards, Pitch Best KC, and the National Spoken Word Awards.


She has also earned the opportunity to represent Kansas City Nationally as an individual competitor at the Women of the World Poetry slam (years 2017/18/21) and as a team competitor at the National Poetry Slam 4 years in a row.