Kealoha 1 Biography Sarah Kay is known as an American poet, she is widely known due to her spoken word poetry. Sarah Kay was born on June 19, 1988 in New York City. Her mother is Taoist mother and a Brooklynese father. Both of her parents where photographers and fostered Sarah’s love for fine arts from a young age, her father also loved jazz music that can be found in some of her poetry. She also as a younger brother, Phillip that she has written a poem about titled “Brother”. The family also lived close to the twin towers and she lived through the hardships of 9/11. This is shown in her poems of the place that disaster has happened, for example, her poems “Hiroshima” and “Ghost Ship”. Poetry has always been apart of Sarah Kay’s life, in elementary school Sarah’s mother would leave little notes with poems in her lunchbox. She realized that she liked slam poetry while watching a documentary at a friends house. In the following weeks she was entered into a teenage slam poetry event and no clue to who signed her up. Kay started out performing spoken word poetry at age 14. When she started performing at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club. In 2006, she was a contestant on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam,” where is became the youngest poet to compete in National Poetry Slam. She graduated from Brown University and Brown University Graduate School’s Master's Program in the Art of Teaching Secondary English. A recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Grinnell College.
Kealoha 2 She continues to perform spoken word poetry, she recently appeared in a T.E.D. talk in March of 2011. Sarah Kay is the founder and co-director of project V.O.I.C.E. along with other co-director, Phil Kaye. V.O.I.C.E. stands for Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression. The goal of this project is to uses spoken word poetry to entertain, educate, and inspire. This project includes a series of many poets; Phil Kaye , Franny Choi , Jamila Woods , and Robbie Q. Telfer. Sarah Kay travels around the world through project V.O.I.C.E. and is able to spread her messages through her poems. In an interview she says that she is always surprised in the ways that different cultures and places are so similar in the way people are feeling. Sarah Kay also has been the keynote speaker at many different events due to her ability to cause people to motivate and touch people. One example of this was in May of 2013 she gave the commencement speech at Grinnell college. She also gave speeches for NAIS , ECIS , AISA , NBTA , and IBO . She also as performed to at venues such as t he Tribeca Film Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Nantucket Project, and the United Nations. Sarah Kay has also performed in many places around the globe such as the UK, the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates, France, Singapore, Australia, Mexico, the British Virgin Islands, South Africa, Ghana, Sweden, Spain, Nepal, and India.
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