A Personal Message from Founder Greg Corbin

Dear PYPM Community: It is with a humbled spirit, I announce my departure as the Executive Director of Philly Youth Poetry Movement in order to pursue new ventures and expand my horizons. In 2006, we created the Philly Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM) because of an obvious void. There are many issues in our communities, yet […]

New Year. New Horizons.

PYPM Announces Interim Director; Greg Corbin Transitions to Founder Role PHILADELPHIA, PA–Philadelphia’s award-winning youth poetry organization, Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM), announces the appointment of Erica D. Atwood as interim executive director.  Founder and executive director Greg Corbin, the long-time face and chief advocate for PYPM, will assume the official role of founder and will […]

Message From the PYPM Board of Advisors

Dear PYPM Youth Effective November 3rd 2017, PYPM will be on programmatic hiatus until January 2018.  We will be restructuring the organization and going through programmatic renovations. Our intention is to transform the way we operate and serve the core of the PYPM mission.  Throughout the next couple months, we will need your support and will […]

Workshops are Back at PYPM!!!

Come hang out with us at the Haven this Saturday!  We welcome back our poets with a dynamic workshop series about language tools. Get back to the basics and grow your writing! Our first series will be facilitated by Slam League coordinator Matt Kay! Click here to register online for our 2017-2018 season.


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 cait@pypm215.org. […]

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: http://www.gofundme.com/pypmbnv15. […]

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 […]