Teaching Artist & Poet Mentor
I am a poet, speaker, and teaching artist using poetry and spoken word to empower others.
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Day to Day
As a teaching artist, I implement lesson plans teaching the fundamentals of poetry and spoken word in public, private, and alternative schools. I work to provide creative but disciplined environments that help cultivate excellence in the presentation and written skill of students from elementary to high school. I also have to effectively manage after-school poetry workshops at churches and the Nashville Downtown Public Library. As a poet and speaker, I am always writing and performing.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Have confidence in your abilities and your work and be brave enough to perform it for others. Leave your own personal stamp on everything you do. Don't let yourself be defined by just one thing and don't limit yourself.