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Poetry Speakers

Verses of Wisdom: Expressions in Rhyme & Stories from Poetry Experts

List of Poetry Speakers

These inspiring poetry speakers have a unique ability to capture the human experience and translate it into powerful words that resonate with readers and writers across the world. The award-winning poets in this category are highly skilled authors, spoken word poetry masters, and popular slam poetry performers who use their voices for self-expression, social commentary, activism, and storytelling. Regardless of the venue or event, these dedicated and passionate artists of the written and spoken word can inspire and connect with a variety of audiences in meaningful ways.

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Poet, Political Activist, Academic & Emcee

Amal Kassir
(2 ratings)

Syrian-American Muslim Storytelling Activist & Poet

Kwame Alexander
(1 rating)

Poet, Educator, Publisher, Emmy Award Winning Producer & New York Times Bestselling Author Known for "The Crossover"

Sunni Patterson
(2 ratings)

Spiritual Musician & Poet

Robin Morgan

Award-Winning Poet, Author, Activist & Leader of Contemporary US Feminism

Daniel Alarcón
(2 ratings)

Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Columbia University; Author Known for "At Night We Walk in Circles" & "Lost City Radio"

Apollo Robbins

Sleight-of-Hand Artist and Self-Described Gentleman Thief & Deception Specialist

Staceyann Chin
(2 ratings)

Spoken Word Poet, Performing Artist & LGBTQ+ Rights Political Activist

Sonia Sanchez
(1 rating)

Renowned Scholar, Poet, Playwright & Activist

J.A. Jance

NY Times Best-Selling Murder Mystery Author

Alfre Woodard

Emmy Award-Winning Actress; Human Rights Activist

Pat Williams

Motivational Speaker & Sports Executive; Senior Vice President of the NBA’s Orlando Magic

Jim Morris
(7 ratings)

Known for His Brief MLB Career & Subject of Disney's "The Rookie"

Joan Lunden
(8 ratings)

Award-Winning Journalist, Best-Selling Author, Health & Wellness Advocate

Ray Kurzweil
(4 ratings)

Chairman of Kurzweil Technologies, Inventor & Futurist; Author of "How to Create a Mind"

Katty Kay
(2 ratings)

Award-Winning Journalist & Anchor; Best-Selling Author

Nikki Giovanni
(25 ratings)

Poet, Educator & Best-Selling Author

Rita Dove
(2 ratings)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet, Former Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress & Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing

Wade Davis

Anthropologist, Explorer and Photographer; Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society