The Moment

Sarah Kay on Art, Poetry, and Life on the Road

The spoken word poet takes us behind the scenes of her world famous TED Talk.

Sarah Kay
Sarah Kay.

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This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Sarah Kay, the world-famous spoken word poet. Brian and Sarah talk about how 9/11 impacted her life as a young artist and why people feel unwelcome in the “house of poetry.” Plus, Sarah discusses life on the road as an educator and poet, why she sees art as an exchange of gifts, and how she was confused for the wait staff just before giving the TED Talk that changed her life.


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