Beyond the Viral Poem | Lissa Piercy | TEDxVail

Lissa Piercy – a poet, teaching artist and community activist finds her voice after tragedy through spoken word poetry. Her courageous back story emboldens the community to seek the open mic to find out what is Beyond the Viral Poem.

Lissa Piercy is a Boston based performance poet whose favorite thing to do is collaborate with other performers. She is a member and co founder of Flatline Poetry, winner of the 2013 Poetry Award for Best Poetry Group, and a member of the 2014 Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam Team. Her friends and fans guarantee that you have never met another performer with as much energy, passion, heart, and grit both on and off the stage.

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