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Sarah Kay        

Poet & Founder of Project V.O.I.C.E.; TED Speaker

Sarah Kay is a Spoken Word Poet who grew up in New York City and began performing her poetry when she was only fourteen years old. Even though she was often the youngest poet by a decade, Sarah made herself at home at the Bowery Poetry Club, one of New York's most famous Spoken Word venues.

In 2006, she joined the Bowery Poetry Club's Poetry Slam Team, NYC Urbana, and competed in the 2006 National Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas. That year, she was the youngest poet competing at Nationals. Sarah was featured on the sixth season of the television series Def Poetry Jam on HBO where she performed her poem "Hands."

She has performed in venues across the country including Lincoln Center, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the United Nations, where she was a featured performer for the launch of the 2004 World Youth Report. She has also performed internationally in the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, France, and Singapore.

In 2004, Sarah founded Project V.O.I.C.E. and has since taught Spoken Word Poetry in classrooms and workshops all over the world, to students of all ages. Sarah was a featured speaker at the 2011 TED conference (Technology, Entertainment, Design) on "The Rediscovery of Wonder" in Long Beach, California.

Sarah's first book, B (published by the Domino Project in 2011), a short hardcover containing her titular poem entitled B, was ranked #1 bestselling poetry book on Amazon. In 2014, No Matter the Wreckage, a collection of poetry from the first decade of her career, was published by Write Bloody Publishing, followed by an illustrated publication of her poem, The Type, in 2016.

Her work can also be found in literary publications such as Foundling Review, Damselfly Press, decomP, the Literary Bohemian, Pear Noir! among others.


Sarah Kay: Poem Your Way
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Sarah Kay: What We Build
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Sarah Kay: Redefining Success

When I was nearing the end of my college experience, a lot of my friends had a clear idea of their definition of success. It was getting through medical school and  ...

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