"He believes that young people being able to articulate their poetry so unbelievably is really about understanding who they are. The exercises that he does in his poetry workshop are just fascinating."
- Soledad O'Brien
Perry “Vision” DiVirgilio is a poet, actor and teacher. As a poet, Vision was awarded the Alternative Soul award for best Spoken Word Performer. In 2012. Vision poetry and poetry workshops were featured on CNN's "Black in America 5," the highest rated documentary in CNN history.
Vision is a founding member of Spoken Soul 215, Philadelphia’s premier spoken word collective which hosts the largest on going live arts event in Philadelphia's history, "The Harvest." He is the Artistic Director for Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement where he teaches poetry as an avenue for self expression, self-esteem, public speaking and peer mentoring. He also coaches the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Team, the 2011 & 2015 Brave New Voices international youth poetry slam champions. Vision is a featured poet on TVOne's "Verses and Flow" season 3.