Poets are some of the most inspiring, thoughtful people in the world today. They share their amazingly well-thought-out works in poetry books and on live stages everywhere. Poets are natural speakers who can be motivational keynote presenters at a host of events. Poetry speakers get people to see important issues of the day from a different perspective, which can add great value to virtual and in-person events.  
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Amanda Seales Entertainer, TV Personality and Self-Help Commentator

Amanda Seales is an American entertainer. Aside from her solo career, she was also a touring member of the musical group Floetry. Since 2017, she has starred in the HBO comedy series Insecure. Seales... Read More

Warsan Shire Award-Winning Poet & Author of Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

Warsan Shire is a writer and essayist. Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, her presentation handout, was delivered in 2011 and has now become a Bestselling Book of Poetry. In 2013, she received the... Read More

Brittney Grimes Writer, Poet and Editor

Brittney Grimes is a poet, published author, writer, model and motivational speaker. Her first book, "Poetry For A Child By A Child," was followed by "The Poetry For A Child By A Child Workbook," "Ice... Read More

Luis Rodriguez Official Poet Laureate of Los Angeles; Poet novelist journalist critic and columnist.

Luis Rodriguez saw his own way out of poverty and despair in the barrio of East LA and successfully broke free from the years of violence and desperation he spent as an active gang member. Achieving s... Read More

Nikki Giovanni Poet, Educator & Best-Selling Author

Poet Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 7, 1943. Although she grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, she and her sister returned to Knoxville each summer to visit their grandparents. Ni... Read More

Ocean Vuong Award-Winning Poet, Novelist and Essayist Known for Night Sky with Exit Wounds

Ocean Vuong is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016 winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize the Whiting Award the Thom Gunn A... Read More

Staceyann Chin Spoken Word Poet, Performing Artist and LGBT Rights Political Activist

Staceyann Chin is a spoken word poet, performance artist, and political activist for LGBT rights. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Pittsburgh Daily, as well as on 6... Read More

Kim Fields Actress Best Known for "Facts of Life" and "Living Single"

During Kim's thirty years in show business, she has starred in two long running series, "Facts of Life” and "Living Single.” She has accumulated numerous starring credits in commercials, guest-starrin... Read More

Leslie Marmon Silko Acclaimed Native American Novelist, Poet and Essayist

Leslie Marmon Silko is known for her verse treatment of Native American subjects. Despite the fact that maybe most popular as a writer Silko is additionally a practiced artist. She started composing v... Read More

Poet E.L. Conrod Poet & Author

E.L. Conrod is a Canadian poet and spoken word artist. Her poetry reflects on love, loss, and the human experience. Conrod has performed her poetry at various venues and events across Canada, includin... Read More