CLARITY is an American poet, event curator and quantum traveler from New York that now resides somewhere between this place and the outer limits of imagination. He spent most of his early career behind open-mics in and around the Long Island and NYC area finding his voice and learning how to connect deeply with his audience. Clarity’s writing and unique vision have lead to him sharing space with such notable talents as MuMs, KRS-ONE, Rakim, Saul Williams and Buddy Wakefield. Clarity’s work has taken him from the stage to the classroom where he is often invited to conduct writing workshops working one on one with students in an academic environment.
As a founding member of NewMuse Productions, Clarity is responsible for producing the GenreClash and Momentum music festivals that have garnered much needed attention for the local arts community. Clarity is the curator of The Muse Exchange open mic night and was a founding member of the hip hop collective Conceptual Elements. His work has been published in the Long Island Sounds Anthology by The North Sea Press as well as numerous zines and in 2013 he released his first book as a collection of poetry titled “Sluice." In the winter of 2014 Clarity released ONE HEROIC DOSE. OHD would be Clarity’s first full length spoken word album recorded live on stage at The Velvet Lounge in Long Island, NY.
Clarity's current journey is one of heart and meaning. In 2013 Clarity walked away from a day job and a lifestyle that he felt was suffocating his spirit. He has been following an internal hum toward an external beacon of wonder ever since. He believes wholly that a person becomes what they project and he is on a mission to become love in as many ways as possible through performance and the written word but also through real honest relationships with people, the world and himself.
Clarity believes in the power of the open mic night as one of the last vestiges of honest art and open space. He feels there is some kind of magic inside a room with creative camraderie and a live microphone. For him, it's home.