About Vision

About Vision

"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


Bio

Perry “Vision” DiVirgilio is a poet, organizer and youth poetry educator. A graduate of Dickinson College, Vision’s work focuses on racial identity, identity politics, healing, as wel as examing 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, over 80 colleges and 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.”  

Vision is currently working on his fourth collection of poetry, "How To Survive Winter," his first collection of short stories, "Trash: Toxic Tales From a Former F-boy," based on the popular social media series, "Trashterpiece Theater," and his first video series currently being pitched to streaming services. 


Past Performances