Sarah Kay's powerful spoken word poetry performances have gone viral, with more than 10 million online views and thousands more in global live audiences. In her second single-poem volume, Kay takes readers along a lyrical road toward empowerment, exploring the promise and complicated reality of being a woman.
During her spoken word poetry performances, audiences around the world have responded strongly to Sarah Kay's poem The Type. As Kay wrote in The Huffington Post: "Much media attention has been paid to what it means to 'be a woman,' but often the conversation focuses on what it means to be a woman in relation to others. I believe these relationships are important. I also think it is possible to define ourselves solely as individuals... We have the power to define ourselves: by telling our own stories, in our own words, with our own voices."
Never-before-published in book form, The Type is illustrated throughout and perfect for gift-giving.
Born and raised in New York, Sarah Kay is an alum of Brown University where she received a Master's degree in the Art of Teaching Secondary English. After co-founding Project V.O.I.C.E. in high school and becoming the youngest poet to compete at the National Poetry Slam in 2006, Kay went on to become a featured poet at events and venues such as HBO's Def Poetry Jam, the Lincoln Center, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the United Nations. This culminated into Kay receiving a standing ovation at the TED 2011 Conference where she performed "B". An education advocate and keynote speaker for educational organizations such as NAIS, ECIS, AISA, NBTA, and IBO, Kay continues to perform her spoken word poetry to a wide array of audiences spanning several continents.