The Grand Slam Finals will feature 12 of Minnesota's premiere young voices and is the final event in The Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam Series. The goal of this eight-part poetry slam quest was to identify six poets, between the ages of 13 and 19, to represent Minnesota in the international Brave New Voices youth poetry slam festival this summer. Be sure to step out and support these young poets, their voices, their stories and their bravery.
This poetry slam series strives to harness the social and cultural power of slam poetry to create a platform through which young people’s stories are validated and celebrated. Dozens of youth poets from across the state are competing in this poetry slam series for a chance to represent Minnesota at Brave New Voices in Las Vegas.