Idris Goodwin is an NEA award-winning playwright, break beat poet, recording artist, and educator whose work examines the intersection of the personal and the socio-political. Idris' theater works have enjoyed world premieres across the nation. He has been featured on HBO Def Poetry Jam, The Discovery Channel and National Public Radio. Recently, Chicago's SGE Records released Idris' critically acclaimed hip-hop album Break Beat Poems. His written work has been published in anthologies and literary journals. Idris teaches and lectures at institutions on themes of arts, culture and empowerment.