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 (located in Kansas City's Historic Jazz District on 18th and Vine, which is the setting of kNew: The Poetic Screenplay) 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. In fact since January 2020, he has has performed at the the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, the American Jazz Museum, and the Blue Room.
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.
Find him on YouTube under Bethephenom, on Twitter and Instagram @PoetTLSanders and on Facebook: facebook.com/bethephenoms.