October 13, 2017
Alyson Zetta interviewed Sarah Kay about her work, poetry in the digital age, and writing to understand the world around us for Rookie Magazine.
December 8, 2014
“Spoken word pedagogy stand[s] for a type of teaching and learning that is nontraditional, and is often discredited simply because it is somewhat of a novelty; however, through programs like Project VOICE, spoken word is gradually being given the consideration it deserves, even in the pedagogical world. Kay’s work is an inspiration, not because it has all the answers, but because it is not afraid to ask the right questions.”
May 15, 2014
“The great thing about Sarah Kay is that she not only manages to show you the sadness and rawness of reality, but also the joys in the little things.”
Uniqlo SPRZ Poetry Beyond the Page
Sarah had the honor of collaborating with the Japanese clothing company Uniqlo to design 8 t-shirts that use original lines from her poetry and her poetry with Phil Kaye, featured and sold around the world.
The #BARS Workshop is a lab series created by Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs that investigates the intersection between contemporary verse and Theater. Sarah Kay is one of a few visiting mentors who leads a master class on storytelling as part of the curriculum, and has participated in the culminating projects: digital medleys of short verse vignettes written and performed by the workshop cohort, tied together by a common theme, all scored live and shot in one take in front of a live audience. See the first #Bars Medley here and the second #Bars Medley here. Find out more about the class here.
Brief But Spectacular
If you had two minutes to give the world your take, what would you say? Each week, PBS NewsHour’s new series “Brief but Spectacular” features some of the brightest minds of today, offering passionate takes on topics they know well. The first installment features poet Sarah Kay’s take on gratitude.
The Process of Becoming
On November 14, 2015, Planet.org launched a campaign for “Earth” on Facebook, in an effort to raise awareness on the issue of Climate Change. As part of an effort to inspire Facebook’s global audience of 1.5 billion people, Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye teamed up with the Future of Storytelling and Voyager to present a film of Sarah’s poem “The Process of Becoming.”
Sarah Kay’s Poem “The Places We Are Not” as published by Buzzfeed Reader.
Presenting at the Massachusetts Women’s Conference
Sarah will be a keynote speaker for opening night of the conference as well as a presenter in the Young Women’s Program on the 7th. For more information, click here.