LBHS students and teacher enjoyed a special live performance with two world-renowned spoken word poets, ​Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye, this morning through Project VOICE​.​ The duo has collectively performed in 30 countries on stages from TED Talks to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and garnered over 20 million views online. Their most recent poetry books have both been Amazon bestsellers: ​All Our Wild Wonder,​ by Sarah Kay, and​ Date & Time,​ by Phil Kaye. Their work was featured in Uniqlo’s “Poetry Beyond the Page” artist series and sold in stores around the world.

Next, Phil and Sarah will meet daily with students in Creative Writing, introducing them to the notion of composing a spoken word poem. Work continues all week in small groups followed by one-on-one meetings with the poets, culminating at the end of the week with students sharing their work. 

SchoolPower is proud to support this experience for our students as a part of our SchoolPower Grant program. Thank you to Dawn Hunnicutt for submitting the grant and inspiring our students in a whole new way!