Recent News: November 24, 2013

November 24, 2013
Performing with Arthur Lewis and Kayla Ringelheim in “Stay Awhile” at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City!
Sarah loves to surround herself with insanely talented, unbelievably lovely human beings. And Arthur Lewis and Kayla Ringelheim are two of her favorite specimens. (She even got them to sing with her!) It was an absolute joy to pack the Bowery Poetry Club on a freezing Sunday night. Check out more of Kayla Ringelheim‘s music, and listen to more of Arthur Lewis! Thanks to Bowery Arts & Sciences for hosting the show, and thanks to everyone who came out for the evening! (Photo by Josh Chu)

Recent News: November 20-21, 2013

November 20-21, 2013
Performing and teaching at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT!
Sarah performed an open to the public show at the Regina A. Quick Center on Wednesday night, and then taught workshops to local high school students and Fairfield University students on Thursday morning. Both events had a great turn out, and prompted student Astrid Quinones to write a flattering article for The Mirror. “Through the simplicity of her words, young poet Sarah Kay revealed a world of complexity, wonder and mystery in an intimate performance,” Quinones writes. Read the whole article here. (Photo by Tebben Lopez for The Mirror)

Recent News: November 18, 2013

November 18-19, 2013
Performing and teaching as a Visiting Writer at Green Farms Academy in Green Farms, CT!
Sarah spent two days working closely with students and faculty at GFA, and the experience was fantastic. GFA is full of brilliant minds and hearts. Much thanks to Ms. Balser and the entire English department for helping bring Sarah in! (And much thanks to all the students she got a chance to work with!)

Recent News: November 17, 2013

November 17, 2013
Performing and teaching at Saraswati’s Yoga Joint in New Canaan, CT!
What are the odds that Phil and Sarah would return to perform and teach at Saraswati’s on the exact same day that they were here a year ago? Once again, the room was warm (physically and emotionally!) and full of light. Thanks for having the team back!

Recent News: November 15, 2013

November 15, 2013
Performing and teaching at Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, PA!
Sarah had a wonderful time working and playing with students at the Abington Friends School. What an absolutely beautiful school building, full of delightful students and staff. Thank you to everyone who participated in the workshop, and thank you to the faculty who helped organize and facilitate the visit!

Tributaries: Best and Worst

Best and Worst

Today Michael H. sent me this:

“When my favorite author, Jonathan Carroll, posted this line from your poem, “An Origin Story,” as his status on 16 July, it spoke to me and to the feelings I have for the woman I love, who left me at the end of April after eight years together. I will never forget her. On the last day of July, I went into Scapegoat Tattoo in Portland, OR and made that vow permanent…”

I think this is the first time someone’s ever gotten a tattoo from a line of “An Origin Story.” In the actual poem we’re speaking specifically about platonic love, but this is such a beautiful (and heartbreaking) story that Michael shared in connection with it. I’m always amazed with the way people make poetry their own. (Plus, I love that our quote gets to hang out right below John Lennon!) Thanks for sharing, Michael.

Recent News: November 7-9, 2013

November 7-9, 2013
Performing and teaching at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, OH!
Sarah spent some wonderful quality time with 20 amazing young women: writing, playing, and collaborating. She was so impressed with how brave and smart they are and was immensely proud of the work they created and the risks they were willing to take. Thanks to Scott Parsons for putting together such a wonderful event, and to the lovely ladies who participated.

Tributaries: Moon Type

Moon Type Technically, this line isn’t mine. It’s from a children’s rhyme that I used to say when I was a kid. But for my poem “Astronaut” I made up a melody for it and altered the words a little. Roxanne Pasibe penned this beautiful text version of it for Behance. You can see the original source here.