Phil Kaye is a poet that was born to a Japanese mother and a Jewish-American father. He was raised in a California beach town and discovered his love of spoken word poetry at the age of seventeen. Phil has performed in hundreds of venues in fifteen countries. From stages, bars, colleges, classrooms, prisons, and online; Phil has shared his poetry in all of these spaces. His first collection of poems, A Light Bulb Symphony, was published in 2011. He is best known as being the co-director for Project VOICE.
Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression) is a national movement that celebrates and inspires youth self-expression through Spoken Word Poetry. This was founded by Phil’s close friend and co-director Sarah Kay. The goal of this organization is to educate and bring spoken word into the classrooms of young adults. Project V.O.I.C.E. also brings together performance, writing, and a supportive environment to inspire youth to recognize that their views are significant, valid, and necessary.
ENGL4302 Spoken Word Poetry & Pedagogy at LSU