Sarah Kay

Lioba Schreyer (Ruhr Universität)
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Sarah Kay is a poet, editor, teacher, founder and co-director of Project VOICE. Kay is best known as a spoken word poet and for her TED talk “If I should have a daughter…” (2011). She has published three books,



No Matter the Wreckage

(2014) and

The Type

(2016). Beyond that, Kay wrote and performed a one-woman play,

Square One,

at the United Solo Festival in NYC in 2010, for which she won the festival’s “First Sold Out Show” award. She wrote a musical,

Adding Up

, which was performed as a stage reading at Leeds Theater in Providence in 2009. On several trips to India, Kay produced documentary videos and photographs for different organisations, such as Lightning a Billion Lives and Pragati School, while she attended college.

Born on 19 June 1988 to a Japanese American

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Citation: Schreyer, Lioba. "Sarah Kay". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 June 2017 [, accessed 18 July 2024.]

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