Help us make “poet” the coolest label to rock

As a society, we are obsessed with labels.  This obsession is cultivated in our childhood.  Of course the labels vary based on age and location, but the one thing that remains true is that kids are often labeled by themselves or by their peers.  When I was in high school there were labels like basketball player, […]

September Slam Recap

This past Saturday PYPM kicked off what is sure to be a phenomenal season of youth poetry.  In addition to several PYPM veterans, we heard from several Slam League poets and several youth who were brand new to the PYPM stage.  Throughout the night, we heard a wide range of subject matter, from fighting through […]

Our Story

Like all great stories, PYPM’s story begins with a main character facing a conflict.   In 2006, Greg Corbin hosted four qualifying poetry slams in Philadelphia in order to form a team of six youth poets. After practicing all summer, the team travelled to New York to compete in an international poetry competition called Brave New […]