Hailing from Southern California, Phil Kaye has been writing, performing and teaching Spoken Word Poetry since he was seventeen years old. Crowned “The Illest Collegiate Poet in the Northeast” by Brandeis University’s Poetry Grand Slam, Phil has performed around the country and shared the stage with such poetry legends as Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown, and Amir Sulaiman. In 2010 alone, Phil not only attended, but was a semifinalist at both the National Poetry Slam and the College National Poetry Slam (CUPSI), as well as the top ranked poet of Brown University and Rhode Island, and will finish 2010 by representing Rhode Island at the Individual World Poetry Slam.
A published author, Phil’s work can regularly be found in CHAOS Magazine. Phil has been the keynote speaker and performer at MassSTAR, the Massachusetts Department of Education’s youth leadership conference, and is also the creator of “Beyond Color” – a Southern California lecture series that explores the deep roots of racism and marginalization in modern society. A performer, writer and teacher, Phil has had experience all over the nation, from performing in the famous Fitzgerald Theater to teaching weekly workshops to Maximum Security Inmates.
Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.