Perry Divirgilio aka Vision is a poet, author, and worldwide touring spoken word artist. This Renaissance man is a Philadelphia native that is infamously known for his thought provoking and empathetic poems that provide an insightful glimpse into the modern African American male perspective on an array of topics such as love and relationships, social and political woes, cultural innuendos, gender, spirituality, etc.
Detoxaholic had the great pleasure of sitting down with Vision to discuss his multi-faceted poetry career. We cover everything from his early inspiration from the phenomenal Saul Williams, life on the road and artistic attribution to the global Just Words Tour, and to his investment in our next generation of poets and artists as the Artistic Director and instructor for PYPM (Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement). Plus being the co-founder, host, and performing at one of the leading poetry showcases in the Tri-State Area and major Philadelphia cultural staple, The Harvest.
Vision’s amazing resume includes his performance on TV One’s “Verses and Flow” and being featured on CNN’s 2012 multi-part documentary series “Black In America – Part 5” which featured his mission and curriculum at PYPM.
Currently, he has a new book of poetry entitled “Heal on Purpose – Poetry & Prose” that you can purchase on his website along with viewing updates on his tour schedule and future projects. But like any creative hustler, Vision is also accessible via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
My fellow Detoxaholics, if you don’t know, now you know. Check out the video below for the full story.