Michael E. Reid is a Poet, Author, Speaker, and Publisher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Michael’s story started after a failed relationship and unsuccessful suicide attempt, he found himself in a hospital bed with a heavy heart and blank composition book. What started out as writing therapy for a man, who lost his way, exploded into one of the largest contemporary poetry inspired movements of our time.
Mike used his new-found talent as a writer to establish a social media platform dedicated to the inspiration, enlightenment, and encouragement of women. Five years removed from his first poem, Mike has penned four books, Just Words, Just Words 2, Dear Woman, and The Boyfriend Book respectively. As of Summer, 2017, Michael’s digital and print sales have ballooned to 250,000 copies sold. To date Mike has reached over 200,000 women across three social platforms “Just Mike the Poet”.
Mike is always dedicated to giving his supporters what they wanted. He began doing one-off poetry performances in and around his hometown. Small spoken word cafes and restaurants would be jammed packed without proper event planning and marketing.