"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, activist and youth poetry educator. A graduate of Dickinson College, Vision’s work focuses on racial identity, identity politics, healing, and dismantling toxic masculinity. Vision’s poetry and poetry workshops were featured on CNN's "Black in America 5," the highest rated documentary in CNN history. He’s performed in over 30 international cities, 40 universities, as well as on TVOne’s Verses and Flow.
From 2011 to 2017, Vision served as the Artistic Director and workshop facilitator for Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement where he taught poetry as an avenue for self expression, self-esteem, public speaking and peer mentoring. He currently co-coaches the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Team, the 2011 & 2015 international youth poetry slam champions. Vision has authored three collections of poetry, “Surviving Saturn’s Return,” “Heal On Purpose,” and “About Her.” He is currently working on his fourth collection of poetry scheduled to be released in early 2018.