Meet the Director
"The Madd Poets Society was inspired by a series of dreams and a chance meeting with famed poet Nikki Giovanni at an Author Author's series," David explains. A life long resident of Toledo, Ohio, David resides with his loving wife and four children. He is an ordained minister, noted lecturer and devoted youth advocate, mentoring over 60 young adults within the last decade.
David Bush is the President and Founder of Creative Solutions Consulting which designs program modules, workshops, and lectures including the widely popular Hiphopology workshop. He is currently in the midst of completing three books to be released soon.
His credits include first place, For Colored Girl's Repertory Theater Poetry Contest. At the 1999 Northwest Ohio Slam Poetry competition, Mr. Bush won first place. He and his poetry team won fifth place at the About Time National Black Poetry Competition. In 2004, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) named Mr. Bush "Poet in Residence." He is a 13-year employee of TLCPL, where he has taught a series on poetry and creative self-expression.
David Bush founded the Madd Poets Society,
The People Behind the Organization
We want to thank the Stranahan Supporting Organization of the Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. for awarding us a grant to create this website.
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