The 22nd Annual NYC Teen Poetry Slam

Join us as the top 21 poets compete in the Grand Slam Finals for a chance to be the New York City Poetry Slam Team. This will be a dynamic night of poetry, music, and inspiration!

Also featuring a performance by Grammy Award Winning Singer & Songwriter Cocoa Sarai

The Urban Word NYC Annual Slam is among the most rigorous and competitive in the country, with youth from all over the NYC Tri-State area sharing their stories, ideas, vision, and hopes though their spoken words.

The top 5 winners earn a spot on the Urban Word NYC Slam Team, win paid performance & publication opportunities, a professional video filming of their poetry, and will represent New York City at the Regional Poetry Slam against teams from Boston, DC, and more.