Roots in spoken word poetry.
Storytelling, celebrating underrepresented voices, and facilitating empowerment through the writing process is a strong thread in her path & vision.
In 2009, Sahra was recruited to design and implement a youth literacy program at Artists For Humanity in Boston, MA. In 2010, she became the Director of the Writing Success Program at University of California, Los Angeles where she trained a staff of Writing Counselors and worked with undergraduate students to develop critical thinking skills, empowerment and agency through the writing process.
Sahra has published an e-book of poetry titled, "One Ounce Gold," which covers topics of race in America, the Vietnamese American experience and the human potential. She has also been published in the print anthology, "Pho For Life," which is available on Amazon.com
Read Sahra’s poetry below and watch her performance at the Kennedy Center
Click the "One Ounce Gold" cover to begin reading for free, or CLICK HERE to purchase the PDF version for a "Pay What You Want" price.
In Fall 2013, Sahra Vang was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in a celebration of Asian American artists, sharing the mic with Beau Sia, Regie Cabico, Michelle Myers (Yellow Rage), Simone Jacobson, Gowri K., Adriel Luis and G Yamazawa. Click here to watch the whole video online.
Some Highlights Over The Years
The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Minnesota
University of Cincinnati
University of Oregon
University of Florida
Cal Poly Pomona
Common Ground, Santa Ana
Tuesday Night Cafe, Los Angeles
Third San Francisco Vietnamese American Poetry & Art Festival
Sulu Series New York
Sulu Series Washington D.C.
Pacific Links Foundation, San Francisco
Kundiman Verlaine Series, NY, NY
Nobles & Grenough, Boston, MA
Asian American Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
Nuyorican Poet's Cafe