My name is Chenae Lavette. I am a native of Camden, NJ. I started writing poetry at age 11 when my cousin was killed in North Philadelphia, PA. After his death, I found poetry to be an outlet and over the years, I allowed God to expand my writing so it could be a message to the faint at heart.
My first stage was St. John Baptist Church in Camden, NJ at age 14. After my first performance, I became a regular at Poetry in the Park, an event given for young poets in the New Jersey area. Eventually, I went on to win my high school talent show and soon after, I won my first college talent show and was known as the "Poetry Girl" when I attended Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, NC.