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.
Hair. When you weave your hand through Strands It remembers, your name enough until
5 hours 18 min ago
Monday: long brown silky hair,          Dark black eyes, drowning
7 hours 15 min ago
It feels good to be sad I snap when I'm awaken There's a beauty in being alone
8 hours 36 min ago
The winds howl at the stroke of midnight giving the little girl a fright
15 hours 38 min ago
Running back is all they do. They never know until they lose you . Draining would be the word for that’s all people have ever been.
15 hours 40 min ago