Gayle DanleyArt Form(s):
I love how slam poetry is tearing down the walls between ordinary people and words. Gone are the days where only the elite get to call themselves "poets." Now your grandmother can glance in the mirror and say I'm a poet; the school janitor can say look at this poem I wrote; the preschooler is able to get in on the action proclaiming poetry belongs to me, too. In turn, each of us gets to be audience, witness, choir.
How pleased I am to be a part of this human movement toward words, expression, and passion.
Gayle Danley is the National Individual Poetry Slam Champion. She holds a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Howard University and an M.A. in radio, TV, and film from Syracuse University. Gayle performs slam poetry around the country, and has been featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes. She is also the author of two books of poetry: Naked: Poems that Uncover My Soul and Soulfull: A Study of Slam Poetry.