Elizabeth Acevedo’s new book, The Poet X, is coming out in 2018. It’s the story of an Afro-Dominican teenager finding her voice through poetry. Read Elizabeth’s interview with Teen Vogue about the book. It even includes an excerpt from The Poet X! Learn more about Elizabeth.
Yamazawa is widely considered one of the top young spoken word artists in the country. Now, this National Poetry Slam Champion has an album out! G’s rap album, Shouts to Durham, can be found on Apple Music and Spotify. Learn more about G Yamazawa.
Ebo Barton is one of Neon Entertainment’ newest artists, but definitely not new to the spoken word world. They are a six-time finalist of the Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam and is co-writer of Rising Up: A Queer Social Justice Play. Read Seattle Weekly’s review of the play or learn more about Ebo.
Gabriel Ramirez is a young talented performer and activist. Most noteably, Gabriel debuted his one man show Sankofa in an Off-Broadway production of Black Ink, as well as performed in several prominent NYC theaters like Lincoln Center and Apollo Theatre. Learn more about Gabriel.
Conratulations to Poet, Lacey Roop, for being selected to showcase at three NACA Conferences this year!! Lacey will be performing her poetry at NACA Central in Oklahoma City, OK Oct 12-15, followed by NACA Northeast in Hartford, CT Nov 2-5 and at NACA West 9-12 in Reno, NV. Learn more about Lacey.
This year, Lady Caress was named NACA’s 2017 Spoken Word Artist of the Year. She’s most known for her unique fusion of poetry, comedy, music, beat boxing and storytelling. Lady Caress brings it all into one dynamic performance that impacts both youth and adult audiences. Learn more about Lady Caress.
Pages Matam is a Cameroonian spoken word artist and educator. In 2014 his book, The Heart of a Comet, won Best New Book from Beltway Poetry Quarterly. It also went on to become a Teaching for Change bestseller.The book is a collection of short stories and poems. Congrats Pages! Learn more about Pages.
We’re very proud of Terisa Siagatonu and her dedication to community service. On top of her award winning poetry, Terisa is a community organizer, and therapist. Her involvement in organizations like Youth Speaks and Pacific Islanders of Tomorrow (PILOT) makes a major an impact on young lives. Learn more about Terisa.