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Curator of Spoken Word at Philadelphia Contemporary

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Yolanda Wisher an author and curator of spoken word at Philadelphia Contemporary. Wisher is the author of Monk Eats an Afro and the co-editor of Peace is a Haiku Song.

Wisher performs a unique blend of poetry and song with her band The Afroeaters, and her work has been featured in a variety of media including Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade, GOOD Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Contemporary Black Canvas, Radio Times, PoetryNOW, Ploughshares, and CBC Radio.

A Pew Fellow & Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence, Wisher was named the inaugural Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1999 and the third Poet Laureate of Philadelphia in 2016.

She taught high school English for a decade, served as Director of Art Education for Philadelphia Mural Arts, and founded and directed the Germantown Poetry and Outbound Poetry Festivals.

Wisher has also led workshops and curated events in partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Free Library of Philadelphia, and U.S. Department of Arts & Culture. She was the 2017-2018 CPCW Fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, and she is currently the Curator of Spoken Word at Philadelphia Contemporary.

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Monk Eats an Afro

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Yolanda Wisher

Curator of Spoken Word at Philadelphia Contemporary

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Yolanda Wisher Biography

Yolanda Wisher an author and curator of spoken word at Philadelphia Contemporary. Wisher is the author of Monk Eats an Afro and the co-editor of Peace is a Haiku Song.

Wisher performs a unique blend of poetry and song with her band The Afroeaters, and her work has been featured in a variety of media including Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade, GOOD Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Contemporary Black Canvas, Radio Times, PoetryNOW, Ploughshares, and CBC Radio.

A Pew Fellow & Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence, Wisher was named the inaugural Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1999 and the third Poet Laureate of Philadelphia in 2016.

She taught high school English for a decade, served as Director of Art Education for Philadelphia Mural Arts, and founded and directed the Germantown Poetry and Outbound Poetry Festivals.

Wisher has also led workshops and curated events in partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Free Library of Philadelphia, and U.S. Department of Arts & Culture. She was the 2017-2018 CPCW Fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, and she is currently the Curator of Spoken Word at Philadelphia Contemporary.

Yolanda Wisher Videos

  • Yolanda Wisher, "sonnet w/cooking lexicon"
  • Yolanda Wisher and the Quick Fixx — Crosswoman Blues
  • "Mentoring Joy" A poem by Yolanda Wisher

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  • How much does it cost to book Yolanda Wisher?

    Booking fees for Yolanda Wisher, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Yolanda Wisher, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Yolanda Wisher?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Yolanda Wisher for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Yolanda Wisher for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Yolanda Wisher or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Yolanda Wisher or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Yolanda Wisher Speaker Videos

  • Yolanda Wisher, "sonnet w/cooking lexicon"
    Yolanda Wisher and the Quick Fixx — Crosswoman Blues
  • "Mentoring Joy" A poem by Yolanda Wisher

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