The Performance Writers is a collective of students that have dedicated themselves to writing and performing spoken word poetry, and I am their advisor. However, it was Ant Black (aka Sensei) that was instrumental in guiding us in our development. We are dedicated to the VOICE of each individual and therefore you will NEVER hear any of us sound alike. We cultivate every poet in the form they are meant to grow. Here are a few examples of who students can become when you help them find their voices.