A Bronx native born and raised, Imani Wallace, poetically known as Lyrical Faith, is a Black American educator, activist and award-winning international spoken word poet. She is the founder of a nonprofit known as Poetry for Service, the founder of an artistic network known as Black Greek Poets, and the Co-Founder of a monthly open mic for adult creatives in uptown NYC.
She is a 2019 recipient of the Bronx Recognizes Its Own Award in Performance Poetry, the 2018 NYU MLK Jr. Oratorical Contest Champion, the 2016 Syracuse University MLK Jr. Unsung Hero Awardee, and the 2015 Syracuse Poet of the Year.
She is an alumna of the New York University Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program and an undergraduate alumna of Syracuse University. Through her poetry, she strives to inspire, educate, and advocate for intersectional and institutional issues by merging the arts and activism with a faith-based worldview.