TV One’s New Show ‘Verses & Flow’ Looks To Bring Poetry To Life

New variety show, Verses & Flow, has been turning heads since the premier aired November 17. Host Harper hopes to introduce, “A wonderful opportunity to introduce genius to everybody.”

“Verses & Flow” runs Thursday evenings until December 22nd. Each show will consist of a performance by a neo-soul, R&B or Hip Hop artist, as well as spoken word and poetic performances by intriguing poets. Each episode is hosted by accomplished film, television and stage actor, and bestselling author, Hill Harper. Harper introduces each segment of the show, which also highlights the resurgence of spoken word.

Bringing a variety of entertainment and styles, the show on November 17th will included songstress Estelle and poets Javon Johnson, Charles Peters, and Chauncey Beaty. Upcoming shows will feature such talent as Tyrese, Pharoahe Monch, Angie Stone, Bone Crusher, Naturally 7, Melanie Fiona and Marsha Ambrosius.

Specifically designed to cater to the African-American audience, “Verses & Flow” found its home at TV One, which also targets this demographic.  TV One airs shows that are geared to highlight a variety of subjects including but not limited to lifestyle, entertainment, concerts, documentaries, and movies.  As Lexus’ broadcast partner, TV One will continue to deliver entertainment to the aforementioned audience.

In addition to the shows on TV One, exclusive content from “Verses and Flow” will appear on Lexus’ Luxury Awaits ( portal. At this portal for African- Americans, Lexus will highlight stellar performances todemonstrate that not only does Luxury Await this audience…but compelling entertainment awaits them, as well.

“TV One’s new show, Verses & Flow, brings poetry tolife, offering viewers a rare chance to see spoken word performances from familiar music artists, right alongside world renowned poets.”

– The Urban Daily

Verses & Flow is a chance to “raise people’s consciousness and increase our brain cells. Not just mindless entertainment.” – Hill Harper in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Exciting programming.” – Dyana Williams, 100.3 WRNB

To watch previous episodes visit the Episode Guide.



  1. Clarence Williams says:

    I would love to become a contestant on your show with one of my poems


  2. Loretta says:

    How to get a young man on stage to say his poetry? He will blow everyone minds. He has a gift, please let me know. Thank u Loretta


  3. Loretta says:

    How to get a young man on yall stage, to say his poetry? He has a gift that will blow ur mind. Please let me know, thank u Loretta


  4. akesha says:

    I want to know can I read my poetry on verses and flow?


  5. Renita Lattimore says:

    Hey I have a son that was on the TV Show The Voice.. And I would like to get him a audition… Please contact me at or call me 202-375-3084


    Renita Lattimore


  6. Hi, my name is Curtis Lee Brumfield III and I am a poet/spoken word artist. I have been writing for over 10years. I would love to get some info on how to be a guest poet on the show or send you some videos . Also im only 16 does that make a difference . I can be reached at 540-223-1601. Thanks.


  7. I love what you are doing, and seeing my poetry family doing the dang thang on the show. I’m so proud! My name is Yolanda A. Barnes, but everyone calls me Yogii with 2 I’s. I just want to thank everyone for making this avenue available to poets that work hard to be seen and heard.


  8. Juan Burnett says:

    HELLO!! My name is Juan Burnett,and,i am a spoken word artist as well as a writer.i would like to know how do i become a guest on your show,so that,i can spread some food for thought??? I can reached at 317-828-1444


  9. Chrissy Smuniewski says:

    Hello. My name is Chrissy Smuniewski. I write poetry. I have a very unique and unusual style of writing. I guarantee you’ve never heard anything like it before. I can promise you that! Is there any way I could be a guest on this show?



  10. Hi, I am an author, writer, poet, and college professor who is interested in appearing on your show. My poetric performances are not only intriguing but stand out among the rest. Please contact SClarkson at 301-509-4283 or for more information. Thank you and I look forward to your response.


  11. Kolanda Sanders says:

    Does anyone know if Verses and flow will be returning to TV ONe??


  12. Torey Hill says:

    Hi, my name is Torey (3rd Sunday) Hill and I am a poet/spoken word artist. I have been writing for over 20 years and I would love to get some info on how to be a guest poet on the show. I can be reached at 864-484-7646. Thanks.


    • Eboney says:

      Hello my name is Eboney I am also inquiring about appearing on show. Has anyone contacted you?


      • Lander says:

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  13. Hi, My name is Melvin Weaver, I would like to know is there any way I can enter just one of my poems to Verses and Flow to see if I got what it takes to become a true poet??? I just wrote a book and I would love for it to get exposed from your show.. thank you very much!!!


  14. Anonymous says:

    My friend just told me about this and I got very excited. My name is Apple_Reign and I would love to be apart of the show. I have been writing poetry for myself for years but I am just now seeing the community of poets that are out here. I have been missing out. I hope you will feature newcomers to the scene and allow us the opportunity to share or craft. email: I hope to hear back and would like to thank you in advance


  15. Anonymous says:

    i would like to know how can some one get their poetry on the show my name is kaziah you can reach me at 414-881-7638. hit a sister back with the information. thanks in advance


  16. Lady Dee Rollins says: correct email address


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  17. Lady Dee Rollins says:

    Greetings, my name is Lady Dee and i’d like to know How can I get my poetry exposed on the show?


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