National championship poet


SHA’CONDRIA “iCON” SIBLEY is a national championship poet and multi-disciplinary teaching artist. Her slam accomplishments include becoming the first woman and non-Texan to ever win Texas Grand Slam and currently ranking as the #3 female poet in the world. A founding member of Team Slam New Orleans, she helped the team win multiple regional and national titles.

iCon made her national television debut on the 3rd season of TV One’s Verses and Flow. Her work has been featured on many national and international outlets such as Upworthy, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, and BET. She also earned the honor of being a part of the first poetry act to ever grace the main stage at Essence Festival 2016.

iCon’s work goes beyond page and stage. She is the host and organizer of the Rhythm & Rhymes Spoken Word Performing Arts Series, which includes open mics and workshops. She also teaches poetry to inmates at a federal correctional facility.


National championship poet Multi-disciplinary teaching artist #3 Female Poet in the World