Poetic Thoughts

Poetic Thoughts A compilation of Poetry and lyrics all written by Author Poet Actor Freedom Writer Motivational Speaker Darrius Garrett

A compilation of Poetry and lyrics all written by Author Poet Actor Freedom Writer Motivational Speaker Darrius Garrett

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Poetic Thoughts

  1. In a few short years, author, songwriter, motivational speaker and freedom writer Darrius Garrett transitioned from the hood to humanitarian, reaching heights he once could only imagine As an inner city youth of Long Beach, Calif Garrett could easily have become a product of his environment but rose instead to become a pillar of his community He became a New York Times bestselling author at a young age when he co wrote The Freedom Writers Diary, which inspired the 2007 movie The Freedom Writers starring Hilary Swank In the film, Garrett was portrayed as the heart wrenching character Marcus He also wrote the song Change for the movie s soundtrack.As a freedom writer, Garrett was co recipient of the Spirit of Anne Frank Award, the Crystal Apple Award and other honors He has shared his story with the likes of Miep Gies, the Dutch woman who hid Anne Frank former U.S Secretary of Education Richard Riley and singer actor activist Harry Belafonte The story has also been featured on segments on Primetime Live with Connie Chung, The Oprah Winfrey Show and NPR, as well as in articles in the L.A Times, the Long Beach Press Telegram and the Associated Press Garrett s recent works include a book of poetry titled Poetic Thoughts and the soon to be published Diary of a Freedom Writer The Experience He frequently speaks to at risk youth in schools and detention centers, as well as educators, social workers, businesspeople and politicians Motivating his audiences with his story of hope, tolerance and action, Garrett encourages them to become the fire that ignites change.

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