Nate "Poetics" Howard is a professional poet, actor, host, and student activist based in Los Angeles, CA. He also raps in a hip hop band called The Beat Advocate. Nate is currently a student at the University of Southern California working on obtaining a B.A. in Communication.
Born to Harold and Bernice Howard in San Diego, CA, Nate is of Afro-Trinidadian decent. Nate has been writing poetry since the age of seven. He was published in his first anthology at the age of ten and since then has been published in many journals, magazines, and he recently published his first collection of poetry based on the invisible kids of Northern Uganda. At the age of ten, he was also employed as a writer for the San Diego Union Tribune where he wrote reviews on the different events occurring around San Diego.
In high school he would bring his words to the stage. Joining theater, Nate played leads in the Crucible, The Odd Couple and Sonny Deree. He also starred in a nationwide PSA for Invisible Children where he was the hero of the Schools for Schools campaign, building schools in Northern Uganda.
Along with his acting career, Nate has hosted numerous events. He has served as the master of ceremonies for a wide range of program and he has been the emcee for many dance competitions and other performance shows. Nate brings a mix of positive energy with spoken word poetry to create a great dynamic show for the crowd to enjoy.
Nate's passion for words has won him numerous awards. Some include San Diego Speaker of the year 2008 & 2009, California Speech & Debate Champion 2008, Poetry Lounge Slam Champion, San Diego Most Inspirational Student, and Tavis Smiley 100 Young Leaders of the Decade to name a few.
Along with his entertainment career, Nate is also a young activist. Involved with the non-profit organization Invisible Children for the last four years, he was the founder and president at his high school and raised thousands of dollars and awareness in aiding the "invisible" children in Uganda.
He currently is starting a program called "Reach One, Teach One." where he mentors young boys and girls in Los Angles, giving them the encouragement that is absent in their community to attend college. He loves speaking for the voiceless as this is often reflected in his poetry. Through his music and poetry, he advocates strong messages in order to speak truth and inspire.
Nate often quotes Martin Luther king Jr. by living by the statement, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Nate gives thanks to God for his blessings and lives his life by faith.
Nate Howard has live performances all over the nation. You can find him hosting, doing spoken word poetry, or performing with his band. He brings great passion to his work for the audience to enjoy. Contact Nate Howard to bring him to your area.