Sarah Kay is an American poet, best known for her spoken word poetry. She is the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E. and has published poems in magazines such as Foundling Review, DamselFly Press and decomP literary magazine.
Parenting is fraught with uncertainty, changing with each generation. This hour, TED speakers share ideas about raising kids and how — despite our best efforts — we're probably still doing it wrong. Guests include former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims, former firefighter Caroline Paul, author Peggy Orenstein, psychologist Dr. Aala El-Khani, and poet Sarah Kay.
"Authenticity is something that cannot be fabricated." – Sarah Kay On this week's episode, poet Sarah Kay, whose 2011 TED talk "If I Should Have a Daughter" has been viewed over 9 million times, shares her thoughts on who gets (and who doesn't get) to have a voice, on the power of authenticity and vulnerability, and on what she'd do if the world were in imminent danger of destruction by an asteroid.  And stay tuned for a shatteringly beautiful song/poem at the end. Surprise Big Think interview clips from Josh Ritter, Lewis Black, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson spark a thoughtful, playful, far-ranging conversation between Sarah and host Jason Gots. It's deep fun.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Sarah Kay, the world famous spoken word poet. Brian and Sarah talk about how 9/11 impacted her life as a young artist and why people feel unwelcomed in the “house of poetry.” Plus, Sarah reflects on her life on the road as an educator and poet, why she sees art as an exchange of gifts, and how she was confused for the waitstaff just before giving the TED Talk that changed her life.Topics mentioned:“If I Should Have a Daughter” a TED Talk by Sarah KayProject Voice“The Type” by Sarah KayBrown UniversityBowery PoetryNuyorican Poets Cafe28 Pieces from 2015 That Should Be Required Reading For Women by Emma GrayI’m 15-Years-Old And This Is What Love Feels Like by Anna Koppelman“Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie” by Bob Dylan30 Rock “Reunion” episodeElection“On the Discomfort of Being in the Same Room as the Boy You Like” by Sarah Kay“Winter Without You” by Sarah KayCUPSI Poetry Slam“What We Build” a Scripps commencement address by Sarah KayPeople mentioned:Sarah KayDavid BermanMary KarrAnna KoppelmanLou ReedTina FeyPhil KayeAl GoreBill GatesChris AndersonCarly FiorinaMorgan SpurlockThis episode of The Moment is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll give you your first $50,000 in transactions fee-­free. To learn more, visit themomentbk@gmail.comTwitter: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Krista Tippett interviewed spoken word poet Sarah Kay on April 12, 2012. This interview is included in the show ‘Sarah Kay’s Way with Words.’ Download the mp3 of the produced show at
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Jun 19th, 1988
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