Our Bright and Burning Future

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2962_70134016122_601356122_2131134_5633724_nLast night marked the 13th Annual Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals at the beautiful San Francisco Opera House. For those of you who witnessed the power and bravery of each and every poet who touched stage, you understand that the next generation can undoubtedly speak for itself. As a poet mentor and member of the ever-growing Youth Speaks family, I can wholeheartedly say that these young bay area poets are far more honest and fierce than most (if not all) politicians and self-proclaimed “adults”. Regardless of the points and “winners,” the grand slam finals is about identifying dynamic and fearless young leaders…brave new voices. Even though I wish everyone could participate in Brave New Voices, I am looking forward to the Bay Area team representing in Chicago this summer. In the meantime, watch the HBO series on last year’s Brave New Voices in Washington, D.C. or better yet, log onto YouthSpeaks.Org and get involved! Some kind of beautiful:

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One Response to “Our Bright and Burning Future”
  1. Cialis says:

    GQDx4D Excellent article, I will take note. Many thanks for the story!

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