Orville Walker Jr., born in Takoma Park, MD and raised in Jamaica and Landover, MD; used a pen to get him through life experiences. Writing for several years he decided to share his work to the world in November of 2009 at 12th Street Lounge in Washington, DC.
Orville’s poems speak a vivid truth about the struggles of being an artist and staying constant and true to oneself. His poetry is for the voiceless that addresses the issues no others will speak of; it releases pent up emotions with his pen. Poetry has become his breath of fresh air, his meditation, and his therapy. His compelling words have been shared on several stages, in front of numerous audiences. Orville has performed at The White House for the CureFest DC, featured at The Magic of Macy’s “Shop for a Cause”, Busboys & Poets, KitchenCray Website Launch, Messiah & Friends, Indulj, Mood Lounge, Just Wine, and Cheese & Poetry. Orville is also the Host of Pure Poetry at Pure Lounge.
Orville the Poet is one half of Brothers Placed to Motivate (BPM), a spoken word group formed by Anthony Passmore (Godson). BPM’s, founded in 2008, sole purpose is to dispel negative views on Blacks in the media and other social outlets by speaking a universal truth about the ways Blacks are portrayed. BPM hopes to reach their audiences through the power of spoken word.
Orville is currently in the studio completing his first album, The Soul of a Man and working on a book of collected poems.