Josh Merchant, an award-winning slam poet from the San Francisco Bay Area, has been asked to do something unusual. He’s been enlisted by two organizations – The Center for Investigative Reporting and Youth Speaks – to lead a series of experimental workshops teaching teenagers to use poetry and journalism to document their hometown.
Watch our new short documentary, “Broken City Poets,” produced with Youth Speaks, to see Merchant’s work with young poets from Stockton, California, and how introducing them to the facts and figures from our reporting helped them learn about the history of their community.
Want to hold a screening of “Broken City Poets” in your community? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.