Brave New Voices – Kansas City’s National Teen Poetry Slam Team
For the last four years, Kansas City has sent a team to Brave New Voices, the national teen poetry slam team. During the school year the Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum hosts a teen poetry slam the fourth Tuesday of every month. . . . → Read More: Will Daniel Christensen make Brave New Voices this year?
This is a poem about the positives of having schizophrenia. It is about some of the interesting metaphysical experiences I have had. Schizophrenia to me feels like free drugs and it’s something that people shouldn’t fear or pity. It’s just another way to walk the room, it’s just how my brain works. This poem was . . . → Read More: Corinna West, “Your Only Flavor is Vanilla”
Phillip Gregory of Central High School blasts one out. Description of how it feels to be lovesick and miss someone so much you might want to die. Recorded at the Teen Poetry Slam at the Blue Room in the Historic Jazz District at 18th and Vine. This was a selection slam for Kansas City’s Brave . . . → Read More: Phillip Gregory, “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Breathe”
Montrez Jones of Central High School performs a spoken word poetry piece about respecting one’s dad even through different stuggles including mental health issues. Recorded at the Teen Poetry Slam at the Blue Room in the Historic Jazz District at 18th and Vine. This was a selection slam for Kansas City’s Brave New Voices national . . . → Read More: Montrez Jones, “Untitled”
Isabelle is a student at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. She came to Last Poet Standing at the Westport Coffee Shop and made it three rounds against some of the best poets in Kansas City. This poem won first place at the Teen Poetry Slam as a selection process for the Brave New Voices 2011 . . . → Read More: Isabelle Zacharias, “Speak Naturally”