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Press Kit


Rudy Francisco is one of the most recognizable names in Spoken Word Poetry. Rudy Francisco has shared stages with prominent artists such as Gladys Knight, Jordin Sparks, Musiq Soul Child, and Jill Scott. Ultimately, Rudy's goal is to continue to assist others in harnessing their creativity while cultivating his own. Rudy Francisco is the author of “Helium.” He is also an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, a National Poetry Slam Champion and has appeared on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon and “The Bachelorette”

Television Appearances:

TV One's Verses & Flow

BET 365 Black Awards

The Arsenio Hall Show 

The Tonight Show 

The Bachelorette 

Awards and Titles: 


San Diego Grand Slam Champion - 2007, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2023, 2024

National Underground Poetry Individual Champion - 2009

San Francisco Grand Slam Champion - 2010

Hollywood Grand Slam Champion - 2013

Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist - 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017

Individual World Slam Champion - 2010 

National Poetry Slam Finalist - 2013, 2016, 2017

National Poetry Slam Champion - 2017



Helium - 2016

I’ll Fly Away - 2020

Excuse Me As I Kiss The Sky - 2024

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