“When power corrupts, poetry cleanses,” said John F. Kennedy in a eulogy to the poet Robert Frost in 1963. Throughout history as much as today, spoken word and slam poetry have provided platforms for writers, creators, advocates, and activists to speak out about issues that matter to them. Raise your voice and connect your poetry to the world through this interactive spoken word poetry workshop taught by a leading spoken word artist Phil Kaye. No prior poetry experience required.
Phil Kaye is a Japanese-American poet. His work has been featured in settings ranging from The New Yorker to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and viewed millions of times online. He has performed his original work in twenty countries and was invited to open for His Holiness The Dalai Lama for the celebration of his 80th birthday. He also joined the Write the World community for a virtual performance and Q&A in April 2021!
A former teacher of weekly poetry workshops in maximum security prisons, Phil was the head coordinator of Space in Prisons for the Arts and Creative Expression (SPACE). Phil, a Brown University graduate, is a National Poetry Slam finalist, and his book, Date & Time, was published in 2018 by Button Poetry.