Welcome to my madness...
Richard 'SHAKE the Poet' White was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Newark, New Jersey and became a resident of central Texas immediately after 9-11 by joining the United States Army.
Shake had already been writing poems for a decade by this time, but it wasn't until finding the spoken word community in Killeen, Texas that "Shake" began to transition into a spoken word artist and performer.
As of today, "Shake" has written two books of poetry and prose, "Can Words Birth Voices?" and "In The Mind of Madness" and continues to grace stages both nationally and over seas.