NYC YOUTH POETRY SLAM
Our annual poetry slam programs are among the most rigorous and competitive in the country, and we’ve ranked among the top teams in the nation
for the past 11 years.
CONGRATS TO THE NEW 2019 URBAN WORD NYC SLAM TEAM, WINNERS OF THE 21ST ANNUAL NYC TEEN POETRY GRAND SLAM FINALS @ THE LEGENDARY APOLLO THEATER
FULL SLAM SCHEDULE
See you in 2020!
CALLING ALL TEEN LYRICISTS, POETS, RAPPERS, AND WRITERS OF THE CREATIVELY INCLINED CATEGORY — IF YOU’VE GOT THE GIFT OF WORDS AND ARE READY TO SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD, SIGN UP FOR A PRELIMINARY SLAM!
To qualify, you must fall between the ages of 13-19. If you are already 19 years old, your birthday MUST be after 7/1/2001. You will not be able to enter the competition if you turn 20 before the Brave New Voices competition in Summer 2019.
In our Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam we honor all styles of poetry, spoken word, hip-hop and manifesto. We will open applications to the 2020 slam in January 2020. Please stay tuned!
If you can find it in your schedule, you may also want to consider taking one of our Student Workshops.
2019 PHOTO RECAP
2017 SLAM TEAM
Natalia Mercedes Rodriguez