Born in 1980 in N.Y.C. Charles Dean has found literature inspiring and powerful since an early age. Though he himself has only been writing since 2002, his strong and versatile poetry has taken the scene by storm. As a member of Missionaries Expressing Art as well as a key member of Nation of Poetry, he has performed all over the state of Florida including a diverse range of venues in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Petersburg, where he currently resides. He has won awards for his mastery of the English language for such pieces as “Vocab. Dissection,” and has been published in an international poetry anthology. Charles (a.k.a. Ceize) hopes to one day make writing his full-time profession.