art by jake lee cruzen
Kevin Stricke-9 was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and raised in Los Angeles. If pushed to describe himself, he might say he is an "African-American, Jewish Hip-Hop, Metal-Hippie Macktivist."
Stricke-9 is part of the Poets of the Round Table Collective. As a spoken word performer, Stricke-9 is a veteran of LA stages such as 33 1/3, Mic & Dim Lights, Da Poetry Lounge, Poetic License, co-lab:ORATION, Green, Red, and even though he scores very badly at Slams, he has love for everyone.
These days Kevin Stricke-9 is all about the prose. He is currently working on a fictional portrait of West LA's Jewish community entitled Passover in LA.