Poetry is one of the oldest arts and creative paths of expression. LEAF creates a poetic scenario to explore words and poetry in several ways: performances, slams, and interactive workshops. So speak out. The Poetry Slam has swept the nation and The Leaf Slam is one of the best. Nationally recognized poets & daring novices descend on LEAF to blaze like meteors day and night taking you on a journey. It's high energy! It's real! It's authentic! It's poetry! It's fun. Come, be part of it. LEAF Poetry Slam is HOT! View Slam Winners in right sidebar.
"I am finally and officially a "leafer.” LEAF is a thing of beauty. The poetry slam was absolutely incredible! Many thanks!" -Micah Jean Massey
"Andi's life will likely be changed because of her win. It was a watershed moment for her as her family stood by with roars of support. The competition was at its best and she spoke up and out to bring home the win!" -Nave
"We are all pulse and sweat, tissue and nerve ending. We are programmed to grope and fumble until we get it right." -Gabe Moses Quote from Poem that won him 3rd place!
|Slammaster & Poetic Host, James Navé|
|LEAF Schools & Streets Youth Poetry SLAM|
The Youth Slam!, hosted by young vibrant Poets, is a show of sound and fury, and laughs, and silence... the Youth have plenty to say about a lot of things, including where we think We're headed! Come out to Roots Village Saturday late afternoon, and hear a piece of fortune or participate as a random audience judge! ANY KID MAY ENTER- check schedule & sign up just before SLAM.
" I was SO impressed by all of those young poets! Thanks!" Emily
“Thank YOU so much for giving these kids a VOICE....I just love it! ” Beth
Reflections on October 2013 Youth SLAM: "What a wonderful LEAF with the slam fam. Congratulations to Liam Kelley Black for taking first place in the youth slam; Porter Dowd for second place; Shanita Jackson, third; and Devin Jones, fourth. The BNV Team wowed the crowd with a showcase at the start of the final round of the adult slam in Eden Hall Saturday night. Way to represent, Bryan Head, Oli Luke, Matt Kerber, Liam Kelley Black, and Shanita Jackson. Congrats also to Aaron Kreizman and Colette Heiser for being great hosts of the youth slam and making us so proud with your competition in the adult slam -- congrats to Aaron for placing second behind the two, tied first place winners.." -Beth McDonough, LEAF in Schools & Streets Youth Slam Coordinator
2nd Place: Lila Richardson, Francine Delany
3rd Place: Sierra Ackerman, T.C. Roberson
4th Place: Nicolai Rolett, Francine Delaney