Annual Emerging Poets Slam 2018

Calling all poets 17 and under! Power Poetry is looking to find the Top Emerging Poet of 2018.


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-bookBut wait, there's more: you'll get an awesome certificate, title of Top Emerging Poet of 2018 on Power Poetry, 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. 


  1.  You are 17 years of age or younger
  2. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by December 27, 2018. You'll need to register as a member of our community first.


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 video for info. about how we choose slam winners.



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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
Question do black and white mix? Is there a gray area where they blend?
1 day 1 hour ago
Writing in short form. Hidden details embedded in each stanza.  The flow of words from line to
1 day 12 hours ago
A million dollar madman scamming these scary badlands, Sandman. can't make one mind with that
1 day 17 hours ago
The daytime dreamer is always so beautifully alive in her mind. But, she looks so cold -
1 day 17 hours ago
And here I am, collapsing into nothing Not knowing where I will end up,  Or how far apart I will become.   
1 day 20 hours ago