Spoken word poetry by Daniel Beaty
"A child of an incarcerated parent himself, Daniel’s poem KNOCK KNOCK is an Internet sensation receiving millions of views and has been made into a children's book, also titled KNOCK KNOCK, published by Little Brown Books.
Raised in Dayton, Ohio, a child of a heroin addicted incarcerated father in and out prison 60 times and an older brother addicted to crack cocaine also in and out prison, Daniel Beaty is a passionate advocate for criminal justice reform as well as a voice for the impact of mass incarceration on children and families.
Daniel’s work [...] is deeply rooted in a desire to tell stories that illuminate our shared humanity by giving voice to the voiceless and often overlooked in our society. He believes story is at the heart of every challenge and every possibility, and we individually and collectively have the power to write a story that creates opportunity and access for all."
- Excerpts taken from Daniel Beaty's website, www.danielbeaty.com