The Poet Sarah Kay on How We Measure Creative Success

When discussing the legitimacy of her poetry, Sarah Kay answers, “I think my work, from a broad perspective — by this I mean my work as a writer, teacher, organizer, human — is about trying to invite people in and create spaces where people feel welcome and comfortable with poetry, but are still creatively challenged. When that’s happening, that feels like success to me.” This piece offers a lively discussion of the importance of poetry and authenticity, as well as links to Sarah Kay performing her powerful spoken poems.

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