Feature of the Week: A Poet Named Superman

 1) Who are you?
My name is Greg Murray (more known as A Poet Named Superman).
I'm a poet & spoken word artist that lives in Charlotte, NC by way of a small town called Neptune in New Jersey.

2) What is your blog, program, agency, or organization about? When did it start?
I host and facilitate multiple open mic events throughout the city of Charlotte. Mainly, I host “Release Therapy Open Mic” and the “SuperFriends Writers' Workshop”. Both are outlets curated for not only poets but all forms of artists to express themselves. Both started in February 2016 and have been running weekly since. Even during the quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, both events transitioned to being held online and flourished.

3) What is your mission? Why do you feel strongly about this area of interest?

My mission is to "save the world... one word at a time". Poetry has saved my life more times than I can count. I never thought I'd be a poet, let alone a host/facilitator. However, poetry gave me purpose. I felt, "Well... if art can save me, then why couldn't it do the same for someone else?". I believe the art of expression is needed for people of all races and walks of life. I also believe it's even more imperative for people of color to share stories of their journey to bring to light the constant social limitations (and joys/hope) that they encounter. Inspiration goes a long way as long as someone expresses themselves and someone else listens/watches.

4)If someone asked for your feedback on how to live their best life, What would your response be in one sentence?
“Life is always gonna "life", but that doesn't mean you let it be in control of how you react to it.

5) How and where can people find more information about you?

Social Media:

IG: @apoetnamedsuperman
FB: Greg Murray (A Poet Named Superman)
YouTube: A Poet Named Superman'

SuperFriends Writers' Workshop & Open Mic
Roy's Kitchen & Patio
Tuesday 630pm & 830pm $5 Cover
3112 N Davidson St Charlotte NC

Release Therapy Open Mic
Wednesday 8pm $5 Cover
1315 East Blvd Charlotte NC