Sarah Kay (poet)

Sarah Kay (born June 19, 1988) is an American poet. Known for re spoken word poetry, Kay is the founder and co-director of Project VOICE, founded in 2004, a group dedicated to using spoken word as an educational and inspirational tool. [1] [2] [3] [4]


Kay, a graduate of Brown University , was born in New York City , New York, to a Japanese American mother and a Jewish American Father. [5] Sarah Kay now Currently writes, reads, and performs poetry for All different childhood or audiences. She is ook the co-director and founder of re current project, project VOICE. She Began performing poetry at the Bowery Poetry Club in the East Village at the age of 14, joining hun Slam Team in 2006. [6] That year, she was the youngest person competing in the National Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas. She has participated in many poetry slams. In 2007 Kay made re television debut, performing the poem “Hands” on HBO ‘s Def Poetry Jam. [7]She has Performed at events and venues like the Lincoln Center , the Tribeca Film Festival , and at the United Nations where she was a featured performer for the launch of the 2004 World Youth Report. [8] [9]

In May 2010, she Performed at * spark !, a benefit for the Acumen Fund in New York, New York. [10]

On March 3, 2011, she Performed at the TED conference in Long Beach, California as part of a series entitled “Beauty, Imagination, Enchantment.” Along with a talk about re upbringing, she Performed the poems “B” and “Hiroshima” . [11]

Kay Performed at The Nantucket Project, a festival of ideas in Nantucket, Massachusetts. [12]


Hoewel de Kay works primarily in spoken word poetry, she has published poems in magazines zoals Found Ling Review DamselFly Press, and deconp literary magazine. [13] [14] [15]

In 2011, Kay published “B” , a short hardcover book containing the titular poem, welke was oorspronkelijk written in 2007. [16] The book features illustrations by Sophia Janowitz. In March 2014, No Matter the Wreckage , a collection of poetry from the first decade or re career, was published by Write Bloody Publishing, again featuring illustrations by Sophia Janowitz. [17] “The Type” was published in 2016 and is an Illustrated version or re poem by the association names (with drawings by Sophia Janowitz as in her book “B”). [18]


  1. Jump up^ “Project VOICE – Home” . Retrieved 2010-05-31 .
  2. Jump up^ Interview on Radio Open Source, October 7, 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
  3. Jump up^ Interview on Rowan Radio 98.7 WGLS, November 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
  4. Jump up^ Kaufman, Kara (April 20, 2010). “Projecting Their VOICE – Sarah Kay & Phil kaye spread the word” . Post . Retrieved 2010-06-05 .
  5. Jump up^ An Origin Story
  6. Jump up^ Aptowicz, Cristin O’Keefe. (2008)Words in Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam. “New York City Poetry Slam Teams from 1990 to 2007” page 369. Soft Skull Press, 288.ISBN 1-933368-82-9.
  7. Jump up^ “Def Poetry: Sarah Kay” . HBO . 2007-02-22 . Retrieved 2010-06-01 .
  8. Jump up^ “Project VOICE – About Us” . Retrieved 2010-05-31 .
  9. Jump up^ “La Casita at Lincoln Center Out of Doors” . 2009-08-09 . Retrieved 2010-06-07 .
  10. Jump up^ “* spark! – Sarah Kay performs part 1 – Acumen Fund’s Community” . Archived from the original on 2011-08-13 . Retrieved 2015-08-01 .
  11. Jump up^ “TED2011: Sarah Kay” . Retrieved 2011-03-05 .
  12. Jump up^ Daniel Henan. “Move over, boys. Sarah Kay Steals the Show | Big Think” . . Retrieved 2015-08-01 .
  13. Jump up^ “deconp literary magazine” . November 2009 . Retrieved 2010-05-31 .
  14. Jump up^ “DamselFly Press – A Myriad of Women’s Voices” . 2009-10-13 . Retrieved 2010-05-31 .
  15. Jump up^ “Found Ling Review” . 2009-09-04 . Retrieved 2010-05-31 .
  16. Jump up^ “Sarah Kay’s” B “at” . Retrieved 2011-11-30 .
  17. Jump up^ Kay, Sarah (2014). No Matter the Wreckage . Sophia Janowitz (Illustrator). Write Bloody Publishing. ISBN  978-1938912481 .
  18. Jump up^ Kay, Sarah (2016). The type . Sophia Janowitz (Illustrator). Hachette Books. ISBN  978-0316386609 .