HBO Brand New Voices


I love spoken word- especially when it involves young people.  It presents young people in such a positive light stretching their minds and also stretching the mind of the listener.  As a writer and general lover of words, I get completely floored by the amazing metaphors and vivid imagery they are able to come up with.  It’s truly amazing.  

Well, HBO is capturing this beautiful process in their latest late night series which debuts April 5th.  I cannot wait.

Check out the blurb:
One part Def Poetry Jam and two-parts documentary, Brave New Voices is a new late night series that features the finest young spoken word artists in the country. We ride along as teenage poets from San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York, Santa Fe, Honolulu and Ann Arbor prepare to compete in the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam Finals.

Brave New Voices sheds light onto this largely unseen world, putting an honest spotlight on some of the most dynamic young adults in the country.
The Brave New Voices (BNV) spoken word festival was held in Washington, DC, just three months before the presidential election. In the shadow of the White House, America’s youth challenged each other with words and ideas.

The first episode is actually online. You can view it below.

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