Phil Kaye

Phil Kaye

Phil Kaye is an award-winning poet who has shared his work around the world – performing and teaching in over a dozen  countries. Phil’s work has been viewed over three million times online, and he has performed in venues from Lincoln Center in New York City to the Malthouse Theater in Melbourne, Australia. “A Light Bulb Symphony,” Phil’s first collection of poetry, was published in 2011. Phil is the former head coordinator of Space in Prisons for the Arts and Creative Expression (SPACE), and taught weekly poetry workshops in maximum security prisons. He is the two-time recipient of the National College Poetry Slam award for “Pushing the Art Forward”, given for outstanding innovation in the art of performance poetry – the only person to ever receive the award as both a performer and coach. A graduate of Brown University, Phil currently lives in New York City. For more about Phil, see

“Not only is Phil an amazing poet – that’s a given – he is an amazing teacher.  I can’t believe how much I learned – I wrote down everything he said and am so excited I had an opportunity to observe his teaching methods and participate in the workshop!  My students and I are so lucky.  Best day ever!” -Petrina Pappas, Grade 7 & 8 English Language Arts Teacher at Lawrence Middle School, NJ

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