Annual Emerging Poets Slam 2017

Calling all poets 17 and under! PowerPoetry is looking to find the Top Emerging Poet of 2017.

 

With all the amazing writers out there, it's easy to feel intimidated and overwhelmed when trying to create a poem. We know that you're still honing your writing skills and you haven't unlocked your full potential yet. And that's totally okay! In fact, that's why we created this slam especially for you!

Here's a space for you to share what techniques you've already mastered, and to practice those you're still learning. The best part is that YOU get to decide what you write about. Writing comes from the heart, so write about whatever speaks to you and gets those creative juices flowing.

What'll you win? Well, the Top 30 Emerging Poets will be published in our newest Annual Emerging Poets e-book! But wait, there's more: you'll get an awesome certificate, title of Top Emerging Poet of 2017 on PowerPoetry, bragging rights, and something awesome to put on your resume when applying to college. How cool is that?! So get on in there and post a poem and then read what your fellow Power Poets have submitted. Hey, you might even learn something new!

Note: This is not a scholarship-- there is no monetary reward. But tbh being a certified Top Poet, being officially published, and having bragging rights are just as cool.

ELIGIBILITY

  1.  You are 17 years of age or younger
  2. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by December 26, 2017. You'll need to register as a member of our community first.

NEED IDEAS?

PowerPoetry's Tip Guides can help you learn more about different poetic forms and styles. Words have power, so our Action Guides are meant to inspire and empower you to use poetry as a way to change your life -- and the world! Our Glossary lists tons of poetry terms and techniques to help you out even more. And check out this blog post for info. about how we choose slam winners.

 

 

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Submissions

WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
Because of dreams, I follow you. Because of dreams, I see you for who you are.
6 hours 17 min ago
It's a great night for homecoming The weather's just right for pretty dresses
10 hours 23 min ago
At what cost will you defend what's important to you? Would you defend your country, or the blasphemy of your culture?
13 hours 40 min ago
With all this chaos I believe poetry died..     thinking to my self why does the world have to be so cruel 
15 hours 18 min ago
We need trust. We need laughter. We need stories. We need ears to hear.
16 hours 58 sec ago