Sierra DeMulder

Sierra DeMulder – Power Poetry

With over 2 Million views on YouTube, Sierra DeMulder is an internationally touring performance poet and educator, a two-time National Poetry Slam champion, and a four-time published author. Sierra’s work has been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, The Advocate, and more. In addition to performing, Sierra is the curriculum director of the Slam Camp at Indiana University, an annual writing summer camp for high school students, and one of the founders of Button Poetry, the largest digital distributor of spoken word in the world. Her latest full-length collection, Today Means Amen, was released early 2016 by Andrews McMeel, publisher of Calvin and Hobbes, The Oatmeal, and NY Times bestselling poet Lang Leav.

Sierra’s, ‘Paper Dolls’ went viral on Facebook receiving 5 million plus views. A poetess on a mission to spread her work through an symphonic arrangement of words, Sierra is a must have performer on your campus.

 Think #Edutainment. Sierra DeMulder is founder of Button Poetry. Her specially workshops include slam camps, but her workshop are customizable based on your campus’ requests.


  • Founder of Button Poetry
  • 2014 McKnight Fellowship recipient
  • 2009 National Poetry Slam Champion
  • 2009 Best Female Poet at College Union Poetry Slam Invitational
  • Ranked 9th at the Individual World Poetry Slam
  • Featured on NPR, Huffington Post, The Advocate and more
  • NACA Showcasing Performer
  • APCA Showcasing Performer and Ed session presenter


“Y’all. Today I experienced my first slam poetry night. The lovely Sierra DeMulder was AMAZING. She’s brilliant, inspiring, and hilarious. All of her poems can touch anyone in a way. Sat front row, and left with a new perspective.” – Southwestern University

“It was just surreal to meet someone who I’ve been listening to for years, who inspired me to write poems and not be afraid to be real in them, and who gave me hope when I was struggling.” – Maryland Institute College of Art

“The beauty of her spoken word is that she takes topics that are considered taboo or ‘we don’t talk about that’ and talks about them and puts a little humor into it. She struck so many emotions inside of me that made me laugh and cry and that’s a characteristic of a great performer.” – University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Perfect For!

  • Women’s Month
  • Poetry Month
  • CoffeeHouse
  • Poetry Events/Poetry Slams
  • Open Mic
  • Diversity
  • Music Events
  • Welcome Week/Orientation
  • Campus Fairs
  • Opening Act
 Think Global, Book Local! Sierra DeMulder is based out of Philadelphia, PA