Neiel Israel is an internationally acclaimed poet, vocalist, and arts educator. Emerging from the Boston spoken-word scene, she quickly distinguished herself as a powerful, and lyrical poetic force. She is currently a member of the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team, and represented the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam at both the National Poetry Slam and the Individual World Poetry Slam as the World Qualifier winner. She has previously represented the Lizard Lounge at Nationals (2011-2015) and the Women of the World Poetry Slam (2011).
As an international teaching artist, Neiel leads workshops and classes in creative writing for schools, community programs, and colleges.