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Poetry from the 2013 Brave New Voices Grand Slam Finals at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.
Created and produced by Youth Speaks, Brave New Voices is the nation’s first youth-centric poetry slam, and is the largest most diverse ongoing spoken word event in the world.
Brave New Voices features over 500 Teen Poetry Slam Champions from 50 parts of the country and 5 additional cities from across the globe, representing over 50,000 young poets in their local communities. These young writers are a diverse, creative, intelligent group of trendsetting community and cultural leaders. They come to Brave New Voices each year not only to compete, but also to attend world-class workshops led by renowned poets and writers, participate in youth development programs, and highlight the voices of a new generation of leadership.