Allan Wolf is an author, poet, performer and educator who lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and three kids. After three years teaching at Virginia Tech, Wolf became the Educational Director for Poetry Alive!, a touring company that presents theatrical poetry shows for all ages across America. Wolf is also a founding member of The Dead Poets, a unique band that transforms classic poetry into toe-tapping tunes. An active organizer in the early days of the poetry slam competitions, Wolf’s mission has always been to take poetry to the people. His home town made history in 1995 as the smallest city to ever win the coveted National Poetry Slam Championship title. Wolf now writes and presents full time. His books include “The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts”, and “New Found Land: Lewis and Clark’s Voyage of Discovery”, a novel in verse chosen as a School Library Journal Best Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and an IRA Children’s Book Award Notable. His most recent work is “Zane’s Trace” and he is a veteran traveller through all the diverse worlds of verse from poetry slams to public schools, salons to saloons.