“BLACKOUT” PYPM Slam Team send-off showcase

For the past 10 years, PYPM has sent a youth poetry team, representing our city, to the largest international youth poetry competition in the world. We’ve won three world championships. Come support the PYPM team before they compete at the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival! SUNDAY, JULY 16TH TIME: 2 PM – 5 PM […]

PYPM Blackout Documentary Premiere

***NOTE: THE BLACKOUT PREMIERE HAS BEEN MOVED TO OUR SPACE “THE HAVEN” (232 VINE STREET)*** GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://pypm.ticketleap.com/blackout-documentary/ PYPM presents the premiere of its first full-length feature documentary, “Blackout.” The documentary follows the journey of how six youth poets grew into a team and then into a family and won a world championship. This […]

Finals 2017: Get Your Tickets Now!!!

All year, our poets have been working towards this moment and it is finally here:  Finals 2017!!!!  Click here to get your tickets to the best poetry event in the city!!! We can’t wait to see who will be the next poetry team to represent Philadelphia this summer at Brave New Voices. If you would […]


  We’re back! PYPM Youth Night returns for a new season! Every third Saturday of the month, PYPM hosts a youth-led open mic and poetry slam for teens to come and share their work in a safe, uncensored environment! Location: 232 Vine Street (The Haven) Date: Saturday, September 17th Time: 6:00 – 9:30 Admission: $7 […]

PYPM WORKSHOP: Radical Love Storytelling

Announcing the first series of the season for our fall workshops! Radical Love Storytelling Facilitated by: Jos Duncan Series starts Saturday, September 17th from 12-3 PM at The Haven (232 Vine Street) and free to students 13-19 In this 4-week workshop, writers will explore the art of storytelling and the acts of radical love that […]

PYPM Presents “The Celebration Slam”

Join PYPM as we present a poetry slam that celebrates joy and resilience! – @ The Haven (232 Vine Street) – September 9th – Doors Open at 7 PM – $10 Admission – Entry Fee to slam – get there early, only 12 open spots – CASH PRIZES! 1st Place – $100 / 2nd Place […]

2016 PYPM Grand Slam

On April 17th in partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art the Philly Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM) be hosting its Grand Slam Poetry Finals in the Van Pelt auditorium. Doors will be opening at 4:30 with the show beginning at 5 PM! $10 for students and $15 for adults The winners will represent Philly in […]

September 19th: PYPM Youth Night (1st slam of the season)

After bringing home the championship, PYPM poets get ready to hit the stage for a brand new season. Join us for the first slam of the season and watch as 20 poets from the PYPM Dynasty hit the stage. Location:  232 Vine Street (The Haven) Date:  Saturday, September 19th Time:  6:00 – 9:30 Admission:  $7 […]

Slam League is just around the corner…

PYPM Slam League is just around the corner.  This year we have many teams who are getting geared up for our fifth annual Slam League season.  Events will be held each Friday from 4:30-6:30.  Teams should arrive by 4:00 in order to secure seats.  Check out the Slam League page for more info.  Below you […]