James Navé is one of the pioneers of the American spoken word movement. He is the Director of The Taos Storytelling Festival and the Taos Poetry Festival. He co-founded Poetry Alive!, a theater company which has performed poetry for millions of students over the past 30 years. He has memorized over 500 poems. With Julia Cameron, he co-founded and directed The Artist’s Way Creativity Camp in Taos. He is on the advisory board of LEAF International based in Asheville, NC and has been the LEAF Festival Poetry Slam emcee since the festival began in 1995. He also hosts Twice-5-Miles Radio: Fertile ground for conversations worth having on WPVMFM. Navé holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts.