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Peter Kahn

Spoken Word Educator, High School English Teacher & Author

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 Peter Kahn Biography

Peter Kahn has been a high school teacher at Oak Park/River Forest High School in Chicago since 1994. He started as an English teacher and created the Spoken Word Poetry Educator position in 2003 to help promote student engagement and voice, to close the opportunity gap, and to combat high ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) scores.

Kahn is the founder and sponsor of Oak Park's Spoken Word Club — the largest school-based club of its kind in the world. Alumni include NBA champion, Iman Shumpert; former Scholastic Arts National Youth Poet Laureate, Natalie Richardson; National Youth Poet Laureate, Kara Jackson; and comedian, Langston Kerman (HBO, MTV, IFC, NBC, Comedy Central). Several have gone on to earn full-tuition scholarships to university as a result of poetry and to earn MFA’s in Creative Writing. Several have been published in Poetry magazine, two with work written while in high school.

Kahn has been an adjunct professor at Roosevelt University and Concordia University, where he created and taught the Spoken Word Education program. He also introduced this program to Goldsmiths - The University of London students in his time spent there as a visiting fellow.

Kahn has been a Featured Speaker at the National Council for Teachers of English annual convention and keynote speaker for several conferences. He is an editor of "The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks" (The University of Arkansas Press, 2017), as well as an upcoming anthology celebrating twenty years of Oak Park's Spoken Word Club to be published by an imprint of Penguin Random House. His poetry collection, "Little Kings," was published with Nine Arches Press (UK) in June, 2020 and sold out their first print run in record time.

Kahn's work has been featured on NPR, PBS Newshour’s website, the London Guardian, the documentary Louder Than a Bomb and Steve James’ Starz docu-series, America to Me. Kahn has been hailed a pied piper of a teacher by the Chicago Sun-Times and the type of poet and teacher who makes the world easier for other poets and teachers by National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes.

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Respect the Mic: Celebrating 20 Years of Poetry from a Chicagoland High School

Respect the Mic: Celebrating 20 Years of Poetry from a Chicagoland High School

Little Kings

Little Kings

The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks

The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks

a storm between fingers: Selected Poems

a storm between fingers: Selected Poems

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  • Peter Kahn Workshops

    An acclaimed workshop leader, for an additional fee, Peter is available to do training sessions and to lead workshops. In addition to teaming with universities, he has led workshops with adults through the Poetry Foundation and the English and Media Centre (UK) and he has led a variety of workshops with young people between 10-18 years old at over fifty schools around the world. Peter enjoys being paired with alumni which include accomplished rappers, writers and educators.

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Peter Kahn

Spoken Word Educator, High School English Teacher & Author

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Peter Kahn Biography

Peter Kahn has been a high school teacher at Oak Park/River Forest High School in Chicago since 1994. He started as an English teacher and created the Spoken Word Poetry Educator position in 2003 to help promote student engagement and voice, to close the opportunity gap, and to combat high ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) scores.

Kahn is the founder and sponsor of Oak Park's Spoken Word Club — the largest school-based club of its kind in the world. Alumni include NBA champion, Iman Shumpert; former Scholastic Arts National Youth Poet Laureate, Natalie Richardson; National Youth Poet Laureate, Kara Jackson; and comedian, Langston Kerman (HBO, MTV, IFC, NBC, Comedy Central). Several have gone on to earn full-tuition scholarships to university as a result of poetry and to earn MFA’s in Creative Writing. Several have been published in Poetry magazine, two with work written while in high school.

Kahn has been an adjunct professor at Roosevelt University and Concordia University, where he created and taught the Spoken Word Education program. He also introduced this program to Goldsmiths - The University of London students in his time spent there as a visiting fellow.

Kahn has been a Featured Speaker at the National Council for Teachers of English annual convention and keynote speaker for several conferences. He is an editor of "The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks" (The University of Arkansas Press, 2017), as well as an upcoming anthology celebrating twenty years of Oak Park's Spoken Word Club to be published by an imprint of Penguin Random House. His poetry collection, "Little Kings," was published with Nine Arches Press (UK) in June, 2020 and sold out their first print run in record time.

Kahn's work has been featured on NPR, PBS Newshour’s website, the London Guardian, the documentary Louder Than a Bomb and Steve James’ Starz docu-series, America to Me. Kahn has been hailed a pied piper of a teacher by the Chicago Sun-Times and the type of poet and teacher who makes the world easier for other poets and teachers by National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes.

Peter Kahn Videos

  • Spoken Word Club Spring 2021 Showcase
  • Peter Kahn: Spoken Word for Student Engagement - Poetry Possibility...
  • Peter Kahn reads 'What a Teacher’s Dream Looks Like' from Little...

Peter Kahn Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Peter Kahn

Peter Kahn Speaking Topics

  • Peter Kahn Workshops

    An acclaimed workshop leader, for an additional fee, Peter is available to do training sessions and to lead workshops. In addition to teaming with universities, he has led workshops with adults through the Poetry Foundation and the English and Media Centre (UK) and he has led a variety of workshops with young people between 10-18 years old at over fifty schools around the world. Peter enjoys being paired with alumni which include accomplished rappers, writers and educators.

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  • How to book Peter Kahn?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Peter Kahn for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Peter Kahn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Peter Kahn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Peter Kahn?

    Booking fees for Peter Kahn, 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 Peter Kahn, 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 Peter Kahn?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Peter Kahn 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 Peter Kahn 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 Peter Kahn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Peter Kahn 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.

Peter Kahn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Peter Kahn Workshops. The estimated speaking fee range to book Peter Kahn for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Peter Kahn generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alyesha Wise, Susan E. Craig, Derek Clark, Malcolm London and James Garbarino. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Peter Kahn for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Peter Kahn Speaker Videos

  • Spoken Word Club Spring 2021 Showcase
    Peter Kahn: Spoken Word for Student Engagement - Poetry Possibility series
  • Peter Kahn reads 'What a Teacher’s Dream Looks Like' from Little Kings
    Peter Kahn reads 'On First Knowing You’re a Teacher' from Little Kings
  • Spoken Word Club Poetry Showcase at Holy Family Catholic School

Peter Kahn Speaking Topics

  • Peter Kahn Workshops

    An acclaimed workshop leader, for an additional fee, Peter is available to do training sessions and to lead workshops. In addition to teaming with universities, he has led workshops with adults through the Poetry Foundation and the English and Media Centre (UK) and he has led a variety of workshops with young people between 10-18 years old at over fifty schools around the world. Peter enjoys being paired with alumni which include accomplished rappers, writers and educators.

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