The 21st Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival convenes leading poets from around the world for workshops, slams, showcases, and civic participation. Hundreds of young poets will bring the noise in Houston, TX from July 18-21, 2018.

At the intersection of dynamic artistic presentation and engaged civic participation, Brave New Voices presents platforms for young people to share their stories and speak their hopes and dreams about the contemporary realities of their everyday lives.

Congratulations to the 2017 Brave New Voices Grand Slam Champions: Forward Arts poets from Baton Rouge!

2018 Future Corps Applications are currently open. We encourage first time and returning Future Corps members to apply. The deadline for applications is March 12, 2018.


Team Chants

"Everything you need to replenish your soul."

The Fire This Time
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