Frankiem Mitchell (Kiem), aka Frankiem Mitch, is a multifaceted, genre-bending writer and lyricist born in Madison, Wisconsin, and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Navigating life with a handful of passions, he fuses his love for youth development and performing arts into transformational youth programming throughout South Side and West Side communities in Chicago. Mitchell's unbound perspective lends to his transparent artistic practice and fosters his unique approach in classroom settings. Mitchell has been a teaching artist with Chicago Poetry Center since 2018, and currently is Poet in Residence at Miles Davis Academy and DuBois Elementary.