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What Folks are Saying about Allan Wolf

“Allan Wolf is the gold standard for poetry performance. He masterfully entertains and dramatically inspires with original and classic verse, song, and story. His vast repertoire spans Shakespeare, Dickinson, Clint Eastwood, and Elvis. And his original poems are well-crafted gems. Everyone in the house left thoroughly satisfied.”

Dr. Nile Stanley
Editor, Florida Reading Quarterly
Partner in Education, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

“I’ve seen Allan Wolf perform poetry in elegant theatres and seedy bars. At high-brow literary teas and low-brow poetry slams. He possesses a rare blend of fine literary talent and dynamic presentational skill that make him equally brilliant on the page and the stage. Adults, kids, families, librarians or teachers—there seems to be no audience or occasion for which Allan does not have a poem to offer.”

Bob Falls,
Founder of Poetry Alive!
Asheville, NC

“Allan Wolf was the highlight of our Content Literacy and Learning Institute! His Keynote brought the crowd to its feet, and teachers begged for more sessions of his great writing ideas.”

Janet Allen
Author and writing consultant, Orlando, FL

“Allan Wolf used all aspects of the arts to excite his audience about the power and value of poetry. He recited his own wonderful verse. He acted out Shakespeare’s Seven Ages of Man with audience ‘volunteers.’ And he sang about poet cows inspired by the ‘moos!’ He captivated a hard-to-please crowd of alternative high school students with his wit and warmth, connecting equally well in both a performance and workshop setting. His two days with us was a highlight of our ten year anniversary celebration.”

Carol Reinhard
Walnut Creek Campus , West Des Moines, IA

“If you long for words to assist your mind and heart to see the world in new and sparkling ways, read, or listen to, Allan Wolf’s poetry.”

Alice Naylor
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

“Allan, YOU WERE TERRIFIC!! No one in the audience will ever look at poetry in the same light again. We couldn’t have found a speaker any more perfect for the night than you! Thanks for making this Southern Sampler event the best yet!”

Ruth Boetsch
Southern Sampler Young Author Celebration
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

“[Allan] spent two days with us in February and the kids are still talking about him and want to know when he’s coming back. I learned so much from watching him work with the kids. It was the best author/guest visit we’ve ever had.”

Julie Powell
Stillwell Junior High School,
West Des Moines, IA

“Allan, WOW! I’m speechless. What a fabulous authentic learning experience for WCC students.”

Fae Ramsay, Principal
Walnut Creek Campus,
West Des Moines, IA

“Allan, Thank you for sharing your talent and passion for poetry. You have passed on your love for poetry to me.”

Katie Stueart,
De Queen, AR

“Everything shared was splashed with passion.”

Holly Raatz,
International School of Beijing, Beijing China

“Allan, Your talent shines and your passion is contagious. Thank you for giving me my ‘yawp’.”

Tina Hendershot,
Fort Gratiot, MI

“Thanks for the gift of your own poetry Allan. Listening to you perform your work, I was right there with you. Your words are a gift, and so are you.”

Patricia Rose Pflaumer,
North Weymouth, MA

“Allan, The perspicuity of your powerful poetry portrays your passion for perfection!”

Amy Proctor,
Augusta, GA

“Your ability to speak such wonderful words from memory is stupendous.”

Debra Matthews,
Walterboro, SC

“Allan, You have taught me so much—you are a master teacher, a profound performer. Thank you for providing me with a wonderful poetry experience. I’ll never forget it—or you!”

Ann Petersen,
Sergeant Bluff, IA

“Allan, You filled me up with words, thoughts, emotions, and inspiration. Thank you for helping me to understand that poetry has to come from the inside out.”

Cynthia Francis,
Columbia, SC

“You have shown me new ways to look at poetry, and so many new ideas for presentation. Your love for the spoken word impressed me—whether in poetry or classroom conversation.”

Patti Gates,
Indialantic, FL

“Allan, In all my long years I have met few people who have a true gift for what they do. You are one of those few. It is a gift composed of talent and sweat, inspiration, love, and magic. It is a gift you gave to all of us. Thank you.”

Jamie Blaine,
Kennett Square, PA

“Allan I don’t have the words that will adequately express how much I have learned and enjoyed this week.”

Nan Sloan,
Orlando, FL

“Allan, Wow! You are such a talented teacher and performer. It’s really hard for me to speak in front of people, but you taught me to be confident with what I had to say. Thank you!”

Robin Cartright,
Tallahassee, FL

“Allan, Your talent amazed me! Thank you for a fantastic week. I learned so much from you that it is just now beginning to sink in how very much I did learn. With much respect and deep regard.”

Sabrina Kotts,
Athens, OH

“You are absolutely amazing, Allan.”

Marc Stephens,
Ambler, PA

“What makes poetry live are the lives it touches. Your words, your example, your smile has touched my heart.”

Chris Brookes,
Lake Geneva, WI

“Dear Allan, thank you for giving me the wings to fly, and then the encouragement to touch the sky!”

Jo Ann Hudson,
Columbia, SC

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