Slam Poet Answers The Question: "What Do Teachers Make?"
Feb 7, 2015
A poetry slam is a competition where poets go head to head reciting their original poetry, at times off-the-cuff. Mali is extremely passionate about the occupation and deems it the "greatest job in the world," spending 9 years in the classroom himself. A teacher advocate, Mr. Mali reminds viewers of the long hours, hard work, and heart that teachers pour into their jobs and the recognition they deserve for doing so.
Taylor Mali hails from New York and is most well known for his current profession - poet. To be completely accurate, Mali is not just a poet, he is a slam poet. Known for helping bring slam poetry mainstream, Taylor's "What Teachers Make" spoken word is likely his most well-known work and can certainly be considered viral.