Ace Apollo’s single, “Be Safe,” tells the story of his friend Gooch, a “fallen soldier” who was a victim of gun violence in his own community.
“This land of the free robbed you of your freedom/spit on your identity and race/then treated you more Mexican than human…” Ivan, 18, spits powerful poetry as part of the Atlanta Word Works team at Brave New Voices 2016.
Jaha Bela, 16, is competing in this summer’s Brave New Voices slam poetry competition. “Stop looking for your bones in another man’s closet/Searching for yourself in the beds of others is not searching at all…”
Five talented teens from Atlanta head to Washington D.C. for the international Brave New Voices slam poetry competition. Meet them and their poetry.
Slam poet and Spelman student Nia Lundkvist, 18, brings powerful original poetry to Brave New Voices this month as part of the Atlanta Word Works team.
As the Atlanta Word Works team goes to Washington D.C. to compete in Brave New Voices, July 12-16, we are proud to share their work. Ninel Nekay, 18, is a student at Kennesaw State University. When did you first start writing poetry? I started writing when I was 15-years-old. What inspired you to start writing poetry? I used to […]
Lakeside student Victoria, 15, brings “Sandcastles and Bottles” to Brave New Voices 2016. “This was my passion/Writing was my addiction/Drinking was his own’…”
Cole, from Atlanta Word Works, describes the healing process of poetry and teamwork created by and for the Brave New Voices Atlanta team.
“Men’s Weakness” is an original poem created through Atlanta Word Works. Written by Joshua Stewart and Cole Jones-Ford. This poem focuses on violence against women and sheds light on the social construction of masculinity.
“I know people who have been victims of domestic violence, and a lot of times, that’s a story that people don’t get to tell,” says Cole Ford, 19. “I feel that art is expression … so I wrote this to try to be a voice for someone who may need their voice to be heard right now.”