Hear Her Song

I am so excited to announce my participation in this special project! I wrote tribute poems in honor of these incredible women. These poems are the lyrical base for "Hear Her Song"

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A musical celebration of extraordinary women, with honorees including @hillaryclinton, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, Sister Marilyn Lacey, @michelleobama, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and more! Featuring music composed by an all-female cast of today's leading composers and songwriters, with poetry by @jsuskin and music direction by Kurt Crowley (@crodees1). Presented in partnership with @vitalvoices and @womenlikeusfoundation, with upcoming performances at Washington DC's @ngadc and San José's @hammertheatrecenter with @sjculture.

More information at http://thecanalesproject.com/hear-her-song

Poetry Reading at Nous Tous Gallery

On April 29th I hosted a poetry reading at Nous Tous Gallery in Chinatown. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the work of poets Cecilia Woloch and Mary Ann Taylor-Hall. Poetry is alive and well in the world and I am so happy to support it in my community!

Photos by Nous Tous

Photos by Nous Tous

Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Jacqueline Suskin, Cecilia Woloch

Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Jacqueline Suskin, Cecilia Woloch

Songs For Vital Voices

I recently had the honor of writing the first four songs for a new collaboration with Vital Voices. As the Artist in Residence for The Canales Project, I was asked to write lyrics to celebrate recipients of Global Leadership Awards. It was an honor to create words to commemorate the work of women who are changing the world around them and I look forward to writing many more songs in the coming months. More info soon!

Turnaround Arts

I'm thrilled and delighted to announce that I'm joining the fantastic ranks of the Turnaround Arts program. As one of their artists, I will have the honor of working with schools around the country, bringing poetry into classrooms, and reminding students that they can build lives from whatever moves them the most. This week I will be in Washington DC at The White House to commemorate my participation with First Lady Michelle Obama and many other talented individuals dedicated to changing the education system. Here is a sneak peak of what this great organization is up to. I'm blown away to be a part of this magic. More to come! #ArtsForChange