Keisha Short Secures 3rd in Poetry Contest

Keisha Short Secures Esteemed 3rd Place in the Rapsody & Rhyme Poetry Contest


Keisha Short: A Beacon of Creative Brilliance in the Rhapsody & Rhyme 2024 Poetry Contest

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In an inspiring turn of events at the Rhapsody & Rhyme 2024 Poetry Contest, Keisha Short has emerged as a beacon of creative brilliance, securing the 3rd place with her poignant piece, "My Rhapsody." KVI Network Creations, LLC, in celebration of this achievement, presents an exclusive interview with Keisha, delving into the heart and mind of a poet whose life's tapestry is intricately woven with words of love, resilience, and profound insight.

The Journey of a Poet

Keisha Short's odyssey as a writer is rooted in the rich soil of life's experiences and the legacy of her father's inspiration. She narrates, "My life experiences and my Daddy," as the cornerstone of her venture into the realm of poetry. It's this personal narrative that infuses her writing with authenticity and depth.

A Muse in the World Around

Keisha's creative process is an intuitive dance with her surroundings, where feelings, sights, and sounds become the muse for her poetry. This open and receptive approach to creativity has enabled her to pen verses that resonate with the universal experiences of love, loss, and joy.

Romance at the Heart

At her core, Keisha is a romantic, drawing inspiration from the enduring love she witnessed between her parents. Her poetry seeks to capture the essence of true love, a theme that reflects her personal experiences and emotional insights.

The Balance of Creativity and Discipline

For Keisha, creativity thrives in focus and solitude. She finds solace and clarity in her quiet space, balancing the free flow of creativity with the discipline required to meet deadlines and nurture her art.

Empowering Aspiring Writers

Keisha's advice to aspiring writers is a clarion call to pursue dreams with unwavering determination and resilience, despite the hurdles of doubt or criticism. Her journey stands as a testament to the transformative power of perseverance.

A Triumph Over Challenges

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Sharing a memorable moment from her creative career, Keisha recounts overcoming stage fright during a public poetry performance in New York, an experience that not only vanquished her fears but also solidified her place in the world of poetry.

Mindfulness in Creativity

Meditation serves as Keisha's sanctuary from creative stagnation. Through mindfulness, she rekindles her creative spark, emphasizing the importance of inner peace in the artistic process.

Literary Inspirations

The literary giants Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Nikki Giovanni, and her own writings as KlassyPoét have significantly shaped Keisha's writing style, marrying rich cultural heritage with personal narratives.

The Role of Feedback and Criticism

Keisha embraces feedback and criticism, viewing it as pivotal to growth. Her openness to critique reflects her commitment to refining her craft and evolving as a writer.

A Reflection of Identity and Culture

Keisha's writing proudly mirrors her identity and cultural background, celebrating her experiences as a Black woman through poetry that vibrates with authenticity and pride.

Connecting with Keisha Short

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Keisha's books are a direct extension of her journey and insights, available through her personal outreach. She remains accessible and engaged with her audience through various social media platforms, inviting readers to share in her world of poetic expression.

Beyond Poetry

Keisha's life beyond poetry—as a mother, a school bus operator, and a motivator—highlights the diverse roles she embraces, with poetry remaining her first love.

An Inspiration for Many

Keisha Short's journey, marked by creativity, resilience, and an unwavering pursuit of artistic expression, offers invaluable lessons and inspiration for both aspiring and established writers. Her achievement in the Rhapsody & Rhyme 2024 Poetry Contest is not just a personal victory but a testament to the enduring power of words and the beauty of sharing one's voice with the world.

KVI Network Creations, LLC celebrates Keisha Short's accomplishment and her contribution to the rich tapestry of poetic expression that defines the Rhapsody & Rhyme Contest.


Entry no. 7659


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© Keisha Short

In Blue and Red
My poetic artistry
You are the euphoria
Dancing in my head
Every moment I think of you
Is pure bliss
At just the thought of your kiss makes me feel like
I am in Heaven walking on clouds of joy caught in your jubilant rapture
My heart you capture
You are the daylong song
To the melody of my soul
You’re the language of
Love in Metaphors and Similes that my pen will scribe to describe just how
This poem is able to convey
For you…
Love Above The Label
Is ecstasy.

© Copyright Protected Content. Entry no. 7659

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KVI Network Creations, LLC Hosts Successful Rapsody & Rhyme Contest Event


By Nelly Vee, February 14, 2024



In a celebration of creativity and artistic expression, KVI Network Creations, LLC recently hosted the Rapsody & Rhyme Contest Event. Poets, spoken word artists, and rappers were invited to submit entries in the following categories: poetry, spoken word, and rap. Each submission had to include the theme’s string #tag: Love-Above-the-Label.

Melanie Johnson (US) claimed the top spot in the poetry category with her poignant piece “Loving Who,” earning a grand prize cash award of $75. Tishauni Hall (Virgin Islands) and Kiyma Cooper (US) tied for second place with their respective works, “A Feeling You Cannot Ignore” and “Untitled.” Keisha Short’s (US) “My Rhapsody” and Tiffany Brewley’s (Virgin Islands) “Love that Binds” rounded up the top positions in third and fourth place, respectively.

Despite some categories experiencing low participation, the event was a resounding success, highlighting the power of language and rhythm in storytelling.

Judges, representing diverse backgrounds and perspectives, evaluated each entry based on criteria including emotional impact, technical proficiency, and cultural relevance. The blind voting process ensured impartiality and maintained the integrity of the judging process.

“We were thrilled to witness such incredible talent and creativity showcased in the Rapsody & Rhyme Contest Event,” remarked DiDi (Judge), CEO and Founder of M.R.B.S. “Despite the challenges, the event underscored the importance of providing platforms for artists to share their voices and stories.”

Looking ahead, KVI Network Creations, LLC remains committed to supporting and promoting artistic endeavors that enrich and inspire communities worldwide.

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Nelly Vee
Founder & CEO
KVI Network Creations, LLC

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