Some of the city’s young poets will perform at Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later, a community forum presented by public radio station WDET and the Detroit Journalism Cooperative.
The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival is a poetry slam at its core. But it also offers young people an opportunity to dig deeply into issues that affect their day-to-day lives and share their experiences with peers.
“Locked [In],” by poet Gabriel Cortez, depicts the disturbing reality that many youth face in solitary confinement.
As Off/Page’s new program manager, Jordan will work to find radical new ways to empower youth through an experimental mix of poetry and fact-based reporting.
Three Richmond, California, poets teamed up with reporter Amy Julia Harris to observe the squalid conditions of the city’s public housing complexes. Their efforts led to the short film, “This Is Home.”
Our new short documentary, produced with Youth Speaks, features young poets from Stockton, California, and shows how the facts and figures from our reporting helped them learn about the history of their community.
At R&B singer John Legend’s recent show honoring Marvin Gaye, a 14-year-old Bay Area poet performed a moving poem that threaded the events in Ferguson, Missouri, with Gaye’s still-timely lyrics.
The fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has extended well beyond the borders of Ferguson. Whether you’re on the ground in Missouri or following the events from afar, we want to hear what you have to say.
What happens when you pair young poets with journalists to investigate issues that directly affect them and their communities?