Wayne D. Russell is an educator, poet, artist, songwriter, and producer. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He is the author two published anthologies:, Truly Pertinent Questions in 2008 and The Roots of My affection, 2013, both by Publish America.. Russell describes his poetry as political, passionate and provocative; it takes the mundane and makes it sublime. It is the attempt to capture reality through the lenses of an eclectic educated Jamaican that makes his writing riveting.
Russell has been performing poetry on the open circuit for over a decade. He is the founder of the Drums and Poet Society, a troupe performing out of Medgar Evers College in the early 1990’s. Russell fuses Images and poetry into a form that he describes as poetic art, His exhibition ran at Medgar Evers College in 2010 and at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Jamaica in 2012.
Wayne is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jamaica Lives, the Director and principle songwriter for Lyricsurge Records., a small indie recording label operating out of New York and Ft. Lauderdale.
Russell is a Mathematics Lecturer and a researcher at Medgar Evers College City University of New York.