Our Team


Sarah Kay

Sarah Kay is best known for her 2011 TED talk, “If I Should Have A Daughter” which has been seen over ten million times online. Sarah holds a master’s degree in The Art of Teaching from Brown University and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Grinnell College. She has been invited to share her work on stages and in classrooms around the world. Sarah is the author of four books of poetry: No Matter the Wreckage (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014), B (Hachette, 2015), The Type (Hachette, 2016), and All Our Wild Wonder (Hachette, 2018).


Phil Kaye

Phil Kaye is a Japanese-American poet who has taught and performed for thousands of students in nineteen countries. His work has been viewed millions of times online and featured in outlets ranging from PBS to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness, The Dalai Lama for the occasion of his 80th birthday. He is a former teacher of weekly workshops in maximum security prisons and head coordinator of SPACE, a prison arts program. Phil is a National Poetry Slam finalist, and his book, Date & Time, was published in 2018 by Button Poetry.



Caroline Lloyd

Caroline is the Executive Program Manager of Project VOICE. After graduating with a BFA in Modern Dance, Caroline found a passion for nonprofit business administration specifically in the arts. She is thrilled to be part of an organization driven to create change in the world via spoken word! Aside from Project VOICE, Caroline continues her professional dance career in New York City as a freelance performer, teacher, and choreographer.


Otto Vock

Otto is the Social Media Coordinator of Project VOICE. Otto is a Jewish, Non-Binary poet and educator from Jersey City, NJ. Their poetry work has previously appeared in The Offing, The Plum Creek Review and in a self-published chapbook called A Boy Pulls Out His Rib and Uses it for Lipstick. They recently partnered with Project VOICE and Button Poetry to create a companion curriculum for Phil Kaye’s book, Date & Time. Currently, Otto is a Fellow at Oberlin’s Writers-in-the-Schools program.