Ep 17: “The Poet Garden” With Gayle Danley

Meet Gayle Danley epic world-famous performance poet and educator I could not believe that I got to have this conversation with one of my poetry heroines We talk mothers and motherhood poetry teaching life and so much more nbsp She is starting an agency to help performance poets get gigs and to support themselves with their craft Gayle Danley s Bio Soon after crushing the competition at Asheville s National Poetry Slam in 1994 Gayle Danley entered America s classrooms teaching thousands of children how to access their emotions through the force of words She performed and taught her way from Maryland Young Audience s Artist of the Year to National Young Audience s Artist of the Year She s also both a former national and international poetry slam champion CBS 60 Minutes profiled her work with middle schoolers as well as the Baltimore Sun Washington Post and New York Times For the past five years Gayle s Grieffriend sessions have helped women who are living with AIDS widows incarcerated youth and those struggling with drug addiction and recovery use poetry to cope and bravely face life s challenges Gayle was recently named Maryland Library Association Poet of the Year Fun Fact She is a line sister to VP Elect Kamala Harris How cool is that You can find Gayle here Poetry Speaker Website http gayledanleypoet com Organization Website http grieffriend org Instagram http www instagram com gayledanleyhttp www instagram com poetrypros1Facebook https www facebook com gail danley 9Brought to you by Papercraft Miracles https www papercraftmiracles comMusic provided by Birocratic http www birocratic bandcamp comLove this show Check out our videos on YouTube https www youtube com channel UCD-Jz9RgAwJGfd0x vm-CwgSupport the show http www patreon com reachthestars Click here to visit this podcast episode