Father, Poet, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker

Embrace your greatness

Sharmont “Influence” Little is a Poet from New Haven Ct. Who has been called engaging, prolific and truly passionate.  He uses the art form of Spoken Word to deliver his message and belief, as quoted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”


Influence’s goal is to educate and inspire people of all ages and mind sets, with a strong focus on the youth of the inner cities. He has performed all over the country using Colleges like Yale, Virginia State, Boston University and host of Public schools as his platform to reach the youth of today. As well as performing at some of the most historic poetry venues such as the Nuyorican poetry Café in New York City and the Lizards Lounge in Cambridge MA just to name a few. Influence made a name for himself as a slam poet wining over a 100 slams nationwide and being a four time member of the Connecticut slam team Verbal Slap including coaching the team in 2017 and wining the Grad Slam Championship in 2018. He has shared the stage with musical entertainers Common, Mos Def and R&B artist Rome. One of His greatest accomplishments. Is creating Influence A Life LLC, a for profit company established to service the community in various ways. Creating Work shops, Motivational Speaking  with a focus on feeding and clothing the youth of his city New Haven . Influence’s first album was released in 2007 entitled Verbal Tears.


If “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” then Sharmont “Influence” Little has made it a mission to use every ounce of his poetic talents to engage and enlighten his audience. Living by his own saying “Poetry is life, Live it”.   

Sharmont Influence Little

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