The Continuum: Detroit’s Youth Poets Bring Positive Message Home

Detroit’s team of young poets return from an international poetry slam in Chicago over the weekend. WDET’s Laura Weber Davis followed the Citywide Poets from Inside-Out Literary Arts Project in Detroit as they traveled to the four-day “Brave New Voices” festival. As Laura reports, the young poets compete against one another, but the competition is not what matters to the youth in the end.

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Filed Under: #insideout #poetry

This post is a part of Brave New Voices.

In 2013, the Detroit youth poetry slam team headed to Brave New Voices (BNV), the international youth poetry slam festival, held in Chicago, IL. Team members are participants in InsideOut Literary Arts Project's Citywide Poets after-school program and have spent years of work preparing for this opportunity.

About the Author

Laura Weber-Davis

Producer, Detroit Today

Laura is thrilled to be working at Detroit’s legendary public radio station, WDET. Whatever she is doing at this very moment, she’d rather be listening to RadioLab.

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