The Poetry Lounge is a free, multicultural open-forum for self-expression, inspiring young people to find their own voice and let it be heard. The Power of Poetics focuses on the skillful use of language forms and poetic devices. Viewers will learn how the use of various poetic devices can make their own poetry more powerful and more clearly illustrate the universal meaning they are trying to convey. Watch the artists perform work focusing on such topics as dealing with a dying family member, personal faith, urban issues and more. Candid interviews reveal what inspires each artist, how they edit their poems, and what advice they have for aspiring writers.
Filmed before a live audience and produced in collaboration with respected educational advisors, The Poetry Lounge is an engaging and inspiring series for all who seek to understand the power of the spoken word.
Grades 7-12. Subject areas: Poetry, Spoken Word, English, Communication.