A New Yorker. A poetry writer and reader. A spoken word poetry teacher. The founder and co-director of Project VOICE. Speaker at the TED 2011 Conference, “The Rediscovery of Wonder” in Long Beach, CA. Speaker at the 2011 Cannes Lions Creativity Festival in France. Speaker at the 2012 Bonnier GRID Conference. Featured on the CNN.com homepage, on the YouTube homepage, and a featured poet on the sixth season of Russell Simmons presents HBO Def Poetry Jam.
He has appeared on NPR, performed at Lincoln Center, and coached and performed on the 2011 Providence National Poetry Team, ranked third in the nation. His first book, A Light Bulb Symphony, was published in 2011, and his work can be found regularly in CHAOS Magazine. As the full-time co-director of Project VOICE along with Sarah Kay, Phil travels to colleges and high schools to perform his work and teach poetry workshops.