Mary Jane Malone Lecture Series, 2015: NYC poet Sarah Kay speaks at Magnet on Tues, Dec 1

Sarah Kay, Poet, in Session 10: Beauty, Imagination, Enchantment, on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at TED2011, in Long Beach, California. Credit: James Duncan Davidson / TED

The Mary Jane Malone Lecture Series will feature renowned spoken word poet Sarah Kay, says Leslye Gilchrist. Sarah will speak to Magnet students on December 1, 2015, the Tuesday after the return from Thanksgiving Break. Afternoon classes (4th-7th) will be shortened.


Sarah Kay (1988) is an American poet, says Wikipedia. Known for her spoken word poetry, Kay is the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E., 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 kinds of audiences. She began performing poetry at the Bowery Poetry Club in the East Village at the age of 14, joining their Slam Team in 2006.[6] That year, she was the youngest person competing in the National Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas.


In 2007 Kay made her 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]