Through a teen-led event called VOX-A-Palooza, VOX showcased our special coverage about mental health, provided a safe space to speak up and create art, and hosted a poetry slam for metro-Atlanta teens and their families.
Twenty-five teens share slam poetry to become semi-finalists, sharing their art to become Atlanta’s Brave New Voices 2017 Team.
“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.