What Folks Are Saying

Allan Wolf makes writing and reading poetry cool.

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!
Kevin Norris
ELA Teacher, Smokey Mountain High School,
Poetry Out Loud Competition, National Endowment for the Arts
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 andstaff 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
Albermarle, 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

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, WOW! I’m speechless. What a fabulous authentic learning experience for WCC students.
Fae Ramsay, Principal
Walnut Creek Campus
West Des Moines, IA

Everything shared was splashed with passion.
Holly Raatz,
International School of Beijing
Beijing China