14th Annual Teen Poetry Slam Prelims

NYC’s hottest teen poets compete for a chance to represent their city at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Slam. Come support the voices of the next generation, as they take the stage and speak their mind. To enter, poets must be 13-19 years old, and signup at urbanwordnyc.org or show up. First come first serve. Audience members are encouraged to come early, as seating is limited.

Since 2004, Dance Theater Workshop and now New York Live Arts has been collaborating with Urban Word NYC to support urban youth in their development of hybrid performance work for the stage. Now for the fourth year, this partnership includes the participation of spoken word artist, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, selected by Urban Word, in the New York Live Arts Studio Series. Previous Urban Word NYC Studio Series artists are Darian Dauchan, Queen Godls, and Geoff Trenchard.