Performer, Speaker


Performance Poet


Storyteller and poet Rives is the star of the new special “Ironic Iconic America.” A regular on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, he’s the co-host of the upcoming TEDActive simulcast event in Palm Springs. Offstage, Rives designs and writes pop-up books. Rives is coming to Sydney to perform as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.



Talking to the Hand

TED regular Rives brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'beat poet' (and also the phrase 'right hand man') in this poetic, musical story from TEDxSydney 2011. ...

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