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Words and Their Consequences: - Spoken Word Artist, Taylor Mali

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Intended Audience(s): Public

The Dartmouth Centers Forum is proud to present, as part of their Words and Their Consequences Theme,


Taylor Mali

Spoken-word artist

National Slam Poet

Author of What Teachers Make


Introduction by the Dartmouth *soulscribes*


Thursday, January 19, 2012

7pm Collis Common Ground, Dartmouth College



Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the movement and one of the few people in the world to have no job other than that of poet.

Mali is a vocal advocate of teachers and the nobility of teaching, having himself spent nine years in the classroom teaching everything from English and history to math and S.A.T. test preparation. He has performed and lectured for teachers all over the world, and his New Teacher Project has a goal of creating 1,000 new teachers through "poetry, persuasion, and perseverance."

He is the author of two books of poetry, The Last Time As We Are (Write Bloody Books 2009) and What Learning Leaves (Hanover 2002), and four CDs of spoken word. He received a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in 2001 to develop Teacher! Teacher! a one-man show about poetry, teaching, and math which won the jury prize for best solo performance at the 2001 Comedy Arts Festival.

Formerly president of Poetry Slam, Inc., the non-profit organization that oversees all poetry slams in North America, Taylor Mali makes his living entirely as a spoken-word and voiceover artist these days, traveling around the country performing and teaching workshops as well as doing occasional commercial voiceover work. He has narrated several books on tape, including The Great Fire (for which he won the Golden Earphones Award for children's narration).

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