Next week, scores of young people will begin competing in the 13th annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam. And this weekend, the Wee Poets television program celebrates its 25th anniversary of showcasing young poets, while training them in TV production. We discuss the youth poetry movement and its impact on young ones.

Youth and Poetry 2 March,2009forum

James Kass, founder and executive director of Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam
Sally Joan Baker, executive producer and host of Wee Poets public access TV show
Denizen Kane, musician, poet and artist in residence at Youth Speaks
Simone Crew, member of Youth Speaks' Green Team
Lauren Whitehead, program director of Youth Speaks

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