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About

At only 22 years old, Blythe Baird is already one of the most recognizable names in spoken word and slam poetry. 

Originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, the viral and award-winning writer has garnered international recognition for her poems that speak out on sexual assault, mental illness, eating disorder recovery, sexuality, and healing.

Her work has been featured by Glamour, TedxMinneapolis, The National Eating Disorder Association, Mic, The Huffington Post, EverydayFeminism, VICE, The Mighty, The Body Is Not An Apology, Write Bloody, Button Poetry, A-Plus, and more.

She graduated from Hamline University with a dual degree in Creative Writing and Women’s Studies.

Blythe’s full-length collection, IF MY BODY COULD SPEAK, debuts with Button Poetry in February, 2018.

If you find yourself in the same boat as Baird, then again, her work will comfort you by crushing the thick walls of loneliness and isolation that you have built around yourself. Her poems will make you feel important; your struggle feels less insignificant.
— Riya Roy, New Love Times
Blythe Baird is a forerunner in the search for intersectional feminism, a conquerer of all things misogynistic, and the realization of so many dreams before her. She is honest in a way that dares you to grab a mirror.
— Siaara Freeman, author of #goodmorning #hoodwarning
Baird uses words in a way that evokes a sense of purpose in the reader. I felt like I wanted to take up arms for a cause. I felt like a washed intention from her discourse into identity, expectations and feminism. She highlights the simple tenacity of youth, being misunderstood and a choking need to be accepted without explanation.
— Gervanna Stephens, Goodreads
She has a pretty powerful message.
— Ashton Kutcher, A-Plus