Marvin Tate (he/him/they, Pookie and Nem) (Word) is a Chicago native, born and raised on the city’s west side. He is an award-winning Poet and Performer. His works have appeared and been heard on stages internationally and locally, including National Public Radio’s “This American Life,” Def-Jam Poetry, and on the BBC Radio program “The Poetry Detective.” He has recorded or shared the stage with the following Artists: The late, International Anthem Recording Artist, Jamie Branch’s, Jazz Drummer, Pitch-Fork Music Founder, and Band leader, Mike Reed, multi-instrumentalists, Ben LaMar Gay, Angel Bat Dawid, Bill Mckay, Leroy Bach and Visual Artists and performer, Theaster Gates Jr., The Black Monks of Mississippi, Temple of Doom,  Feminist- and legendary Porn Actress,  Annie Sprinkle, Alabaster Deplume, Bitchin Bajas, The Separatist Party, Circuit Des Yeux, Funkidellic, Tim Kinsella and Angel Olsen. Lastly, Tate is the founder of the legendary, experimental soul band, D-settlement. Their 3-vinyl boxset (American Dream Records) was voted “The Best Of” in Pitchfork, Band Camp and NY Times in 2022. Presently, is “The Artist in-resident” at Theater Y. 

Bio as of 2023