International Poetry Slam Champion, TedEd Presenter, Maryland Library Association Poet of the Year and Young Audience’s National Artist of the Year, Gayle Danley, has been a member of Young Audiences’ artist roster for over two decades.
She has turned her defeat and joy, courage and optimism into pages and pages of slam poetry that she shares onstage and in the classroom with children and adults all over the country.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Howard University and a Master’s Degree in Communications from Syracuse University. Her work with children who are suffering loss has been featured on CBS 60 Minutes, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun and the New York Times.
Gayle leads monthly grief poetry groups with widows and women who are living with AIDS.
She is convinced there is a poet inside each of us.