The Philly Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM) is seeking talented educators to teach writing and performance workshops to Philadelphia-area youth ages 13-19. If you have experience teaching in these areas or in liberal arts, theatre and performance or media studies, please email a resume and cover letter expressing your area of expertise and ideas for your workshop to […]

Help Support PYPM’s 2016 BNV Team!

  In 2015 PYPM won the World Championship of Youth Poetry at the Brave New Voices international poetry competition Atlanta GA. We are returning this year to defend the title ! Help PYPM (Philly Youth Poetry Movement) get to the 19th annual Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival. At the heart of Brave New Voices […]

Help support this year’s Brave New Voices Team

This coming Friday, July 3rd, is your only chance to see all of the poems traveling this summer to the Brave New Voices International Poetry Competition.  This is going to be an incredible showcase of talent that you don’t want to miss. If you haven’t gotten a chance to donate, please visit our page: […]

PYPM’s 2015 BNV Entourage Application

Do you want to join PYPM this summer in attending the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival? All eligible participants, must fill out our application form (check below to confirm you are eligible to attend). Eligibility (you must meet all of the criteria below): You are between the ages of 13-19. You have participated in PYPM […]

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 […]