Sheri “Purpose” Hall is a poet, radio personality, mother, wife, minister, and author. She has recently released three books: a book of poetry, epistles and essays entitled “Black Girl Shattered”, a poetry chapbook called “Chosen for Both”, and a workbook and workshop called “Writing Wrongs: Writing to Heal” which recently won an award from Bike for the Brain, a non-profit organization that works to reduce mental health stigma. She also previously released a CD of Spoken Word poetry entitled “D’lilahs Deliverance: The Makeover.”
Hall is a poetry slam competitor having competed and won several notable slams: Women of the World Poetry Slam 2017, National Poetry Slam 2017, 2016, and 2015. She is on The Win slam team, a 4 HISWILL member, a Bold Poet a Poetry for Personal Power featured poet and regional coordinator, and a Tangled Roots Fellow that showcased literature and visual art work at the Jewish Community Campus.
Purpose is a 2017 Arts KC Inspiration Grant recipient, the 2015 Harlem Book Fair Midwest Poetry Slam Winner, a Jazz Poetry Jams winner, 2012 ArtsKC awards Featured Artist, and has produced a show called MoDézir: The Word Jones Experience which was featured at the 2012 fringe festival. She is also the current Host of the Gospel of Poets Radio Show on Gospel KUAW 98.5 (formerly on KPRT 1590/106.1FM).