As a performance professional based in Kansas City, MO, Poet t.l. sanders is always looking for opportunities to collaborate with creative professionals, perform for awesome audiences, and speak at special occasions. His first, groundbreaking, project—a poetic screenplay, entitled kNew (published by Flying Ketchup Press), won the Producer's Pick Award during the 2019 KC Fringe Festival.
Poet has performed at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in LYRIC OPERA of Kansas City’s staging of The Pearl Fishers, at The Gem Theater and at Kauffman Future Stages during Take the Stage’s production of A Night at the Museum, which was in collaboration with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. As well, he has performed at the American Jazz Museum (both the American Jazz Museum and The GEM Theater are located in Kansas City, MO on 18th and Vine-the setting of kNew: The Poetic Screenplay).
Poet AKA Àtwist – The Language Artist, is a modern-day renaissance man who lives to build minds and loves to body build. He speaks French. He plays bass. He is a cage fighting martial artist. He educates. Give him a stage, he articulates. Lend him an ear, he motivates. As Paper Birch Landing Art Gallery’s 2019 Poet in Residence Recipient, a National Writing Project Teacher Consultant, a current curriculum director, and former elementary, middle, and high school English teacher (with 16 years of teaching experience), Poet embraces the value of our shared stories. Whether he is public speaking, teaching, writing or breathing, he has a passion for empowering people.
Poet's books were featured at FountainVerse Poetry Festival 2019. He performed, emceed an open mic event, and collaborated with creatives.
Find him on YouTube under Bethephenom, on Twitter @PoetTLSanders and on Facebook: facebook.com/bethephenoms.