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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Jewel Allison Poet and Author

Jewel Allison was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York from an American mother and a Bajan father. Jewel came up in a in a family that was culturally rich. It was a common sight to see great artists... Read More

Juan Felipe Herrera Former Poet Laureate of the United States

The son of migrant farm workers, Herrera was educated at UCLA and Stanford University, and he earned his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His numerous poetry collections include 187... Read More

Jacqueline Woodson New York Times Bestselling Author and National Book Award Winner

Jacqueline Woodson is an American writer of books for adults, children, and adolescents. She is best known for her National Book Award-Winning memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, and her Newbery Honor-winning... Read More

Jericho Brown Acclaimed Poet, American Book Award Winner

Please (New Issues, 2008), Jericho Brown's debut poetry collection, won the 2009 American Book Award and has garnered a tonne of attention since its publication. According to Terrance Hayes, "Please i... Read More

Joy Harjo Former United States Poet Laureate

Joy Har­jo, the 23rd Poet Lau­re­ate of the Unit­ed States, is a mem­ber of the Mvskoke Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv (Hick­o­ry Ground). She is only the sec­ond poet to be appoint­ed a third term a... Read More

Joshua Bennett Professor of Literature and Distinguished Chair of Humanities at MIT

American author, educator, and creative mind. He holds the esteemed position of a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. Bennett is actively involved in research and teaching... Read More