Chuck Perkins

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Chuck Perkins
Born Charles Perkins
New Orleans, Louisiana
Occupation Orator, Poet, Narrator
Nationality African-American

Chuck Perkins (born Charles Perkins; August 25, 1965) is an American spoken word poet, orator, narrator, and activist who infuses the rhythms and vernacular from the Crescent City into his musical spoken word pieces. The New Orleans Times-Picayune says that he, "recites poetry like a prize fighter...always going for a knock out." [1] He has performed internationally at London's prestigious South Bank Centre with Amiri Baraka, as well as in Paris, Toulouse, Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge, and Amsterdam.


Son of Charles and Gail Perkins, Chuck was born in the inner city, Leonidas neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. After high school he joined the U.S. Marines before living in Austin, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. Chuck finally settled back down in his home town in 2002.


Spoken Word Albums[edit]

Bucket of Questions
A love song for NOLA

Spoken Word Collaborations[edit]



External links[edit]


  1. ^ MacCash, Doug (March 24, 2010). "Check out poet Chuck Perkins at the Tennessee Williams Fest". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved March 24, 2010.