PYPM GRAND SLAM FINALS

The big day is quickly approaching. 35 teens competed this season to represent Team Black at the 2013 Brave New Voices festival. We are down to the final 10. Six will go on to Chicago as members of the 2013 Philly Youth Poetry Team. 

Be part of a magical night hosted by PYPM’s own, Kai Davis & Jamarr Hall with PYPM’s DJ Reezy doing what he does best.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE by the Swarthmore College Poetry Team.

GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY! This event WILL sell out.

PYPM Finals - Hosted by Jamarr Hall & Kai Davis

Phila. Museum of Art (Van Pelt Auditorium) | May 4th | 5:30pm | $7 for Students - $15 for Adults | The top six poets will go on to represent Team Philly at the 2013 Brave New Voices Festival in Chicago | Hosted by Team Philly alums Jamarr Hall & Kai Davis |  Special performance by the 2013 Swarthmore College CUPSI team

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For more information and TICKETS:
http://pypm215.org/issue/july-2011/article/pypm-poetry-slam-finals-2013

Judgement Free Zone

l text Teila a few times a week with random Spongebob shit. When l found my keys the other day, l yelled out “Boo Boo keys!!!” and she didn’t judge me. We have a strange mentor/mentee friendship. 

Dear Tumblr: Philly Youth Poetry Movement needs your help

(i try not to ever ask anything of folks because i’m so damn proud, but i’ll ask for anything for my PYPM kids… screw pride)

Please, take a minute today to vote for Philly Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM) for the DoGooder Awards. Help us win $250,000 in critical resources! Many people know PYPM provides FREE writing workshops, slams, open mics, & mentoring for Philly area youth. Many of you don’t realize we are an organization of volunteers doing what we do because it’s needed, and we love doing it. But love can only get us so far. What if we had funds? Can you imagine what we could do then? We need your help. You can help us by doing two things…

1) Follow the link and vote for us (you can vote daily — please do when you have time)

2) Sharing the link and asking YOUR network to vote for us.

Thank you. 

#NotToProudToBegForPYPM


http://www.phillyinfocus.com/dogooder-awards/#!/entry/1096340

Vote for Philly Youth Poetry Movement

Please, take a minute today to vote for Philly Youth Poetry Movement for the DoGooder Awards. Help us win $250,000 in critical resources! Many of you don’t realize we are an organization of volunteers doing what we do because it’s needed, and we love doing it. But love can only get us so far. You can help us by doing two things… 1) Follow the link and vote for us 2) Sharing the link and asking YOUR network to vote for us. Thank you.

A haiku for that poet who hates on everyone

Dear Butthurt Poet

Your lines don’t stay together

Without “paperclips”