Spoken word artist Sarah Kay seeks human connections through words

Apr 10, 2014

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Sarah Kay is a spoken word artist, teacher and author. She’s performed her poetry around the country, including at the Lincoln Center and the United Nations. Her TED Talk has gathered hundreds of thousands of views.

Kay is also the co-director of Project VOICE, which teaches spoken word poetry in schools worldwide. Last week, she stopped in East Lansing for a workshop at the MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. She tells Current State's Emanuele Berry that she entered the world of spoken word under mysterious circumstances. At age 14, she was registered to compete in the New York Teen Poetry Slam, and she doesn't know who submitted her for the event.