Broken Poet Regional Finalist in NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest

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Broken Poet, a South and Central Florida based poet, singer and songwriter, is a finalist in the very prestigious Tiny Desk contest hosted annually by NPR. We are familiar with Broken Poet’s heart-wrenching, whimsical lyrics. We published the collection, also called Broken Poet.

BROKEN POET TINY DESK

NPR’s Tiny Desk is a video series of live concerts hosted by Bob Boilen in Washington D.C. You’ve seen them over the years.

Musicians crammed into a tiny space.

Since its conception in 2008, there have been over 800 artists featured in the uber popular NPR series. To date, Tiny Desk videos on YouTube have surpassed over 2 billion views.

Performer Anderson Paak’s appearance on the series is Tiny Desk Concerts’ most popular video with 32.73 million views (as of 6 April 2019) surpassing (from November 2017) the previous #1 viewed video of T-Pain, seen 14.96 million times. Wh-a-a-t?! Okay.

Pretty much every musician on the planet at some point has crammed themselves into NPR’s tiny Washington studio for the intimate and entertaining concert series.

Makes for a great image in today’s digital era.

BROKEN POET TINY DESK

And now its Broken Poet’s chance. Having advanced to the regional Final’s, let’s see if they can make it to Washington D.C.

Voting is easy and it closes soon. Just click on the video below and throw them a thumbs up on YouTube.

Congratulations to David Durkee aka Broken Poet and we wish him success in making it to D.C. for the Tiny Desk Finals.

 

J.J. Colagrande

J.J. Colagrande has written about Miami culture for fifteen years, first with The Miami Herald, then Miami New Times and Huffington Post.