EDUCATION

School residencies and performance poetry workshops for youth and adults. 

Front page of the hometown newspaper

Front page of the hometown newspaper

Student-written article

Student-written article

Letter of recommendation from a school principal

Letter of recommendation from a school principal

Logan Phillips sparks a love for words in youth, teaches teenagers to rock microphones and helps experienced writers deepen their practice.

Having been a classroom teacher at both the elementary and university levels, as well as working comfortably in English and Spanish, Phillips brings a versatility and passion hard to find elsewhere.

An engaging speaker, Phillips' bilingual, intricate poems and dynamic performance spark an interest in crowds of all ages. His performances also offer insight on the writing process and his own history discovering the power of self-expression. Later, with smaller groups, Phillips teaches curriculum meant to help writers break through silence and understand poetry as a tool to create community.

A full-time, professional poet, he is regularly invited for residencies at schools across the United States and has taught in Mexico, Colombia and the UK. 


Logan Phillips came to our school and worked with our students using the medium of performance poetry, or to use the more popular term, slam poetry. I confess I knew nothing about slam poetry or slam poets. I certainly did not understand the power of the genre to generate so much interest in poetry. Over the space of a few short days Logan Phillips entertained, informed and inspired, which I’m sure you’ll agree is an impressive trifecta.

Writing has been called, by education researcher Doug Reeves, “thinking through the end of a pen”. The economy of expression that poetry demands makes it as rewarding as it is challenging. As a general rule students resist the efforts of their teachers get them to think. Logan Phillips, through the discipline of slam poetry, engaged students’ attention and with that engagement came great attention to thinking. I would make an educated guess that the impact on students’ literacy development as a result of this experience was disproportionately powerful compared to the time expended. I would further surmise that the impact of the experience would be long lived.

The population of Glenwood Springs High School has close to an equal split between the Hispanic and Anglo populations. Logan’s facility in both cultures made him a perfect individual to operate in our school. The event made an excellent contribution to the culture of the school and brought both communities closer together.
— Paul Freeman, Principal
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Educational Institutions Visited

Lectures, poetry performances, writing, performance and leadership workshops

  • 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008 Douglas High School, Douglas, Arizona
  • 2015, 2014, 2008 Bisbee High School, Bisbee, Arizona
  • 2015, 2014, 2013 Carbondale Middle School, Carbondale, Colorado
  • 2015, 2014 Aspen High School, Aspen, Colorado
  • 2015, 2014 Aspen Country Day School, Colorado
  • 2015, 2014 Yampah Mountain High School, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • 2015 Aspen Community School, Colorado
  • 2015, 2014 Carbondale Community School, Carbondale, Colorado
  • 2015, 2014, 2013 Bridges High School Carbondale, Colorado
  • 2015, 2014, 2013 Basalt High School Basalt, Colorado
  • 2015, 2014, 2013 Glenwood Springs Middle School Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • 2015, 2014, 2013 Glenwood Springs High School Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2005 Verde Valley School Sedona, Arizona
  • 2015, 2013, 2011 Tucson Magnet High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2015, 2013 Joel D. Valdez Main Library Tucson, Arizona
  • 2014 University of Rostock, Germany
  • 2014, 2005 Hopi High School, First Mesa, Arizona
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Pueblo High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 Sunnyside High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 University High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2014, 2012 Sonoran Science Academy, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 Cactus High School Peoria, Arizona
  • 2013, 2012 International Sonoran Desert Alliance Ajo, Arizona
  • 2013, 2012 Nogales High School Nogales, Arizona
  • 2013, 2012 City High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 Desert View High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2013 Vista Grande High School Casa Grande, Arizona
  • 2013 Casa Grande Union High School Casa Grande, Arizona
  • 2013, 2012 Western Institute for Leadership Development, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2013 Villa Oasis School Eloy, Arizona
  • 2013 Rincon High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2012 Bronx Community College, CUNY New York City, New York
  • 2012 Salpoint Catholic High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2012 Centennial High School Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • 2012 Las Cruces High School Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • 2012 Cienega High School Vail, Arizona
  • 2012 Cholla High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2012 Hiaki High School Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Arizona
  • 2012 Pistor Middle School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2012 St. Augustine High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2012 Sahuaro High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2012 Murphy-Wilmot Public Library Tucson, Arizona
  • 2011 St. Gregory College Preparatory Tucson, Arizona
  • 2011 Grijalva Elementary Tucson, Arizona
  • 2011 Amphi Middle School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2011 Woods Public Library Tucson, Arizona
  • 2011 Sam Lena Public Library South Tucson, Arizona
  • 2011, 2010 Mansfeld Middle School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2011, 2010 Catalina High School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2010, 2008 Cochise College Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • 2010 Olympus Academy Brooklyn, New York
  • 2010 Downtown College Preparatory San Jose, California
  • 2010 Mt. Pleasant High School San Jose, California
  • 2010 Mojave High School Bullhead City, Arizona
  • 2010, 2009 Southside Community School Tucson, Arizona
  • 2010, 2009, 2008 Buena High School Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • 2010, 2005 Sedona Red Rock High School Sedona, Arizona
  • 2010 Silver City High School New Mexico
  • 2010 Copper Canyon High School Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2009 University of California Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California
  • 2009, 2008, 2007 Universidad Internacional Cuernavaca, México
  • 2009 Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2009 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2009 Sierra Vista Public Library Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • 2008 Hillsboro High School Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2008 Cd. Juárez Autonomous University, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
  • 2007 Universidad Politécnica de Morelos, Jiutepec, Mexico
  • 2007 Universidad Tecnológica Tula-Tepeji Tula, Mexico
  • 2006 Amy Biehl Charter High School New Mexico
  • 2006 Bijou High School Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 2005 Kingman High School Kingman, Arizona