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June 23, 2015 by Speakers' Spotlight

Poet Sarah Kay’s “Brief but Spectacular” Take On Poetry

Sarah Kay uses the power of spoken word to inspire creativity and self-empowerment in others. In her now-famous TED talk–a talk that inspired two standing ovations and has been seen by over seven million people online–she tells the story of her metamorphosis from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse in New York’s iconic Bowery Poetry Club, to becoming a teacher who today connects youth with the power of self-expression through her own non-profit educational organization. A gifted artist and breathtaking performer, Sarah empowers audiences of any age and background to embrace words to find their voice. In the video below, Sarah offers her insights into the art of poetry and spoken word:

PBS/June, 2015