At 10 years old, King Thomas Moore-Poole has made history as the youngest recipient of the Knight Arts Foundation Award for his 12 and Under Super Cool Poetry Open Mic program.
Recently flown to Shanghai,China to perform for Chinese Youth during the popular Iron Mic Series, King has also performed violin and poetry for three weeks in a row at Dilla Youth Day-a special event honoring hip-hop legend, James "J. Dilla" Yancey.
In addition to his many other accomplishments, King plays violin with Detroit Youth Volume and the DSO Civic Youth Ensemble. He's also performed congas at the Electronic Music Festival with DJ House Legend, Stacey "Hotwaxx" Hale on the Red Bull Stage, and did a DJ Set on the Kids Stage during the Backpack Music Festival.
One of King's first professional gigs was with Mike E's Afro Flow Show during The Concert of Colors. As a young actor, he made his professional debut in Brooklyn at National Sawdust in 2016, casted by Opera star, Alicia Hall Moran in her show, Battle of The Carmens.
The son of a poet, King has read his own poems at the Charles H. Wright Museum alongside Grace Lee Boggs, and at the prestigious Furious Flower Literary Conference at James Madison University, as well as Syracuse University, alongside his mom, jessica Care moore.
King has also shared stages with Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets and Amp Fiddler. He hosted a drum circle with Greening of Detroit at his neighborhood park in Detroit. King studies piano with Jon Dixon and even plays baseball and ice hockey with The Detroit Ice Dreams Team. He loves to draw and crack jokes. King Thomas Moore is also the author of a book of poetry, A Peace of A Poem.