Meet Sarah Kay and let her introduce you to Spoken Word Poetry…

"Spoken Word Poetry is the art of performance poetry. It’s poetry that just dosen’t want to sit on paper. It demands to be heard outloud or witnessed in person."

{on writing poetry…} ”It’s not just the adage “write what you know” its about gathering up all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected up to now to help you dive into the things you don’t know. I use poetry to help me work through what I don’t understand. I show up to each new poem with a backpack filled with everywhere else I’ve been.” 

**Sarah Kay also codirects Project V.O.I.C.E (Vocal Outreach into Creative Expression). Founded in 2004, Project V.O.I.C.E encourages teens to use spoken word as a tool for understanding the world, themselves, and a medium for creative expression.