What Folks Are Saying

“Allan Wolf makes writing and reading poetry cool.”

“Allan Wolf is THE most brilliant poetry performer I have EVER seen in action. You cannot help but be truly amazed by his range of poems, silly to serious, for teens all the way down to toddlers.”
Janet Wong, author, poet, educator

“You were an absolute, unbelievable, raving success with our students!”
Mardi Montgomery, 
Center for Rural Development, 
Somerset, Kentucky

“Allan Wolf is the gold standard for poetry performance.”
Florida Reading Quarterly

“I laughed so hard I cried off my mascara!”
Rebecca Singley, Spring Forest Middle School, Houston, Texas

“Absolutely incredible.”
Mary Pom Claiborne, Director Knoxville Children’s Festival of Reading, Knoxville, Tennessee

“The students were mesmerized.”
Pat Cloud, Library Media Specialist, Holiday Hill Elementary, Jacksonville, Florida

“Awesome performances and workshops!”
Susan Hester Edmunds, Iberia Parish Libraries, New Iberia, Louisiana

“It was magical.”
Mary Grace Sellers, Parent, Carrol Middle School, Raleigh, North Carolina

“If you ever get the chance to have Allan at your school, jump on it!”
Nancy Keene, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, New Hampshire

“Smart (sometimes even smart-aleck), gut-wrenching, heart palpitating, laugh out loud, and incredibly moving.”
Jane Yolen, poet

“Allan Wolf is a fine poet who knows that poetry isn’t all line and space.”
Nikki Giovanni, poet

“You inspired me to start writing poetry.”
Madison, 6th grade, Wilmington, North Carolina

“I think you are the best poet in the world.”
Samantha, 4th grade, Martinsburg, West Virginia

“We had so much fun that we laughed and giggled our teeth out.”
Isai, 6th grade, Indiantown, Florida

“Allan Wolf was spectacular! The kids loved his performances, and he provided exceptionally perceptive and lucid critiques to help them improve. In fact, one girl was so inspired that she abandoned her tired recitation of Fire and Ice, learned two new poems, and clustered them together like Mr. Wolf did. Thank you so much!”

National Endowment for the Arts,
Poetry Out Loud Competition
Kevin Norris, ELA Teacher
Smokey Mountain High School
Sylva, NC

“He was fabulous!!!  I have been on the literacy committee for the past 3 or 4 years and I have never had so many staff members come up to me after a visit to say how impressed they were by the author/performance. Students and staff were captivated by him.” 

Andrea White
First Grade Teacher
Park View Elementary
Mooresville, North Carolina

“You were wonderful! We will be sure to have you again—soon! Thanks for you caring, your enthusiasm, and your incredible work! I look forward to the next time.”

Jane Lonon, Executive Director, Ashe County Arts Council
On the Same Page: A Celebration of Reading
Ashe County’s Literary Festival
West Jefferson, NC

Oak Grove students and staff absolutely loved Allan Wolf’s performance. He did an amazing job of engaging students from all grade levels with acting, music, and poetry. We would definitely welcome Allan Wolf back to our school in the future to make us laugh, sing, and embrace poetry!

Curtiss Mason 
Assistant Principal 
Oak Grove Elementary
Raleigh, NC

“Allan Wolf does a great show that is engaging, educational and interactive.  I really like student and teacher participation.  It really seems to enhance the engagement of the audience.  He does that quite well.  You leave his show knowing more than when it started – and you were entertained.”

Billy Caudle
Director, Albemarle School of the Arts
Arts Council of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, NC