Making Contact

Making Contact – Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Youth Speakin’ for Themselves (ENCORE)

Spoken word.  Its poetry…its hip-hop…and it’s increasingly, the chosen means of expression for today’s youth. On this edition, to celebrate National Poetry month, we bring you the poets and students of Youth Speaks, from their annual event in honor of another master orator, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Special thanks to Youth Speaks.

Featuring: James Kass, Youth Speaks Founder & Executive Director; Talia Young, Dante Clark, Gretchen Carvahol, Prentice Powell, Justin Jodiatis, spoken word artists.

For More Information:

Youth Speaks

Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation, Vona

Read, Write, Think 

Hot Water Cornbread 

Red Room


Split this Rock Poetry

National Association for Poetry Therapy

Poetry Foundation

Philly Youth Poets


This Is the Time for Poetry’: A Conversation With Alice Walker

Adrienne Rich, LA Times obituary


Dear Mama by Tupac

Hip-Hop by Dead Prez

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