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Model Poetry

Model Poetry, www.modelpoetry.com, established in 2008, has really caught on, and is recognized and loved by Celebrities and Everyday wonderful People alike. Model Poetry is one of the highest rated Community-based sites-- and our sponsors benefit from Model Poetry's Online, Hard Copy and Video Show Content. ModelPoetry.com currently has a very strong reach in the Sustainability Community across the U.S.--and abroad and is especially loved in Hudson County and in New York City.

Corky Hodges is a master musician. He is an expert drummer and percussion player as well as a talented singer/songwriter who lightly plays the keys. A Harlem native, Corky credits his mother with not only being a beautiful and nurturing spirit, but also helping give him a strong musical foundation. She was always supportive of his musical endeavors and new he would be great as long as he persevered. Corky did and at an early age was quickly signed to work with some of the hottest acts of our time. He has worked and played with the Poindexters, Roy Airs, Leroy Burdges from Black Ivory, Ajax from Crown Heights Affair, Earl Monroe of Pretty Pearl Records, Dick Scott who managed New Kids on the Block, Cheryl Pepsi Riley, Don Thomas of The Drifters, Andre Harell, The Aleems who had hits “Get Down Friday Night” and “Release Yourself”. He has also worked with Reggae artist Koleurz and R&B artist Eve Soto who recently played at BB Kings in New York. He has played venues in New York like the Apollo, Los Vegas, Atlantic City, Washington DC, and Atlanta just to name a few.


Corky has mastered the art of R&B drumming as well as jazz, Afro-Caribbean, hip hop, funk, blues, gospel, and rock. He is a self-taught musician who brings lots of energy and life to any rhythm section. He keeps excellent time and knows how to keep any song’s groove hot and in the pocket. As a polished professional he has toured with major artists as well as up and coming artists. His musical skills, timeliness, strong repertoire, ability to pick up new material quickly, and dedication have made him a great asset to many bands. He has also helped artists find and create their own sound as well as worked in general as a producer.


Corky continues to grow as a musician and artist. He is a marvelous singer who, not only covers the music of soul favorites, also writes with his own style, feel and touch. His music talks about love and his deep connection to it. He has a beautiful and strong tenor voice. His library of original material is quite large filled with great songs that have people in love. Corky writes and sings hit songs that are instant classics. 

I Can't Stop Falling in Love with You

- by Corky Hodges

Guggin Cafe & Grill

You have not had egusi soup until you tasted Guggins! If you've ever craved the culinary delights of Africa and the Caribbean while you are on your American journey, you must regularly visit Guggins.  Dr. Sam Chekwas with the support of his family and friends has created a space where people of all different backgrounds can enjoy Seafood, African, Caribbean food, music and an ambiance that makes a day out at an eatery a day to remember!! Come to Guggins and enjoy the magic!!!