Hello! My name is Mackenzy Samedi "aka Mackenzy The Poet", and I am an author and a poet. I was born in Cabaret, Ouest, Haiti. My nationality is Haitian American. I graduated from Rahway High School in June 2007 with a class rank of 28 out of 256 with a 3.30 GPA. I graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute located in Edison, New Jersey as a Medical Assistant in April 2013 with Perfect Attendance with a 3.34 GPA.
I continued my education at Ultimate Medical Academy located in Tampa, Florida as a Medical Administrative Assistant in April 2015 with a 3.38 GPA. I continued on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and graduated Kean University in Union, New Jersey in January 2018. On August 21, 2019, I completed a graduate school from Grand Canyon University located in Phoenix, Arizona with a Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness in August 2019 with a 3.24 GPA.
My first job was at Kean University located in Union, New Jersey as a Peer Liaison from June of 2008 to May 2011. My second job was at Prompt Care located in Clark, New Jersey as a Medical Coordinator from July 22, 2013, to August 30, 2013. I had a job at Wendy’s located in Rahway New Jersey as a Crew Member/Customer Service Representative from March 6, 2014, to November 14, 2015. I also used to volunteer at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as a Volunteer Office Assistant from March 3, 2014, to November 14, 2015. What I liked about my job is the aspect of helping people in a customer service kind of way. The kind of Career that I had hoped to obtain from my Masters of Science in Mental Health and Wellness from Grand Canyon University was to help others with Mental Health Issues, I can definitely be of assistant from experience. My dream did come true because I now work as an Assistant Support Counselor at Community Access Unlimited. What I do there is helping people dealing with disabilities and mental health.
In my spare time; I love playing soccer, going to the park, riding my bicycle, go shopping, riding my car around, playing basketball, play American Football, playing baseball, writing poetry, spending time at the library, traveling local or abroad, listening to music, going to church and other stuff that I prefer not to disclose.
I like listening to music from the radio, and the radio which is stationed on three main stations in my car; which are Star 99.1 FM, 100.3 FM Z-100, and AM 570 WMCA. I enjoyed listening to other radio stations such as WBAI 99.5 FM; New Jersey 101.5 FM; 107.5 FM WBLS; 88.7 FM K-Love and etc. I also like to write and perform poetry.
I have already performed for different kinds of audiences, from churches, streets, to personal and at Kean University stages from small to big stages. You can also catch me at an event every first Saturday of the month called “What’s The Word On Cherry Street?” It is at a place called Atelier Rosal located at 74 East Cherry Street, Rahway, New Jersey 07065. It is organized by Mike Bertram (Big Mike) and Nourish Cruz. In my lifetime, as of now in 2019, I have traveled and lived in different kinds of places. I have lived in Cabaret, Ouest, Haiti; in La Plaine du cul de sac, Haiti; in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States; and now I currently lived in Rahway, New Jersey, United States.
I have travelled to the following places: to the mountains of Cazale, Archaie, Ouest, Haiti; Artibonite, Haiti; Plage Preval- a Beach in Haiti; Saint-Mac, Haiti; both Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Cabaret, Ouest, Haiti in summer of 2011; both La Romana, Dominican, Republic and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in summer of 2007; Montreal, Quebec, Canada at end of July 2009 to early August 2009; stopped and slept at a hotel in Dallas, Texas, United Sates on my way to Monterey, Mexico in end of December 2016 to early January 2016; many places in New Jersey, United States; Connecticut, United States; Plenty of Times in New York, United States; Washington, District of Columbia, United States; to Sight & Sounds Theaters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States on November 24, 2018; to Phoenix, Arizona, United States on October 16, 2019 to October 18, 2019 for my Master’s degree graduation from Grand Canyon University named Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness, and I still plan on Traveling abroad and local. As of Wednesday, August 19, 2020, I lost my grandmother on my mother's side in Haiti. Now, I only have one remaining grandmother which is on my father's side who lives with us in the United States of America, both grandfathers dead, and I had a brother I am told, but he died young. If you were not aware, every May 18 is Haitian Flag Day. So, happy Haitian flag day to all who has a connection to Haiti and all with good intentions.
Finding your Purpose:
I have obtained this degree of Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness to open my options to find a better career and to become an even better poet and I have decided to attend Grand Canyon University located in Arizona because it is a Christian University. I have already found my purpose and it was at 15 years old writing poetry. The author started writing poetry at 15 years old. It was on the second floor of the auditorium of Bethany Haitian Baptist Church. It is located at 36-40 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202. It was a specific event organized by the Youth Group for Valentine’s Day called the Red Affair. I have already published three Poetry books. If one needs more information, refer back to the author’s first book with 35 poems called: “The Legacy of My Poems: The Psalms of A King” which is available on Amazon. You can also refer to the author's second book which was an extension of the first book with 39 poems called: “My Psalms” which is available everywhere in Barnes & Noble bookstores; everywhere online which can be Kindle or Paperback; and depending on the website, then you can get a discount. This third poetry book entitled “A Beautiful Life Well Lived” contains great, long, and specific details with care instructions. It is available on Amazon available. This book is also available on the international market. It will be an easy read from a list of 30 declarations of proclamation poems. My inspiration comes from when I can’t go to sleep at night; then after I write a poem, I usually go to sleep like a newborn baby. Many people have come to the conclusion that I get my inspiration from God through His son Jesus Christ because I write about Him a lot in many of my past poems.