Poetry Slam 2021

The Slam is the culminating event of Boston Scores’ fall Power of Poetry season for our Elementary School teams.

Join us for the 2021 Boston Scores Poetry Slam! Our 23rd annual Slam will take place online on Wednesday, November 10th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. To RSVP and be notified with the Zoom link…

Inspired by suggestions from our coach-mentors, the theme of our 2021 Poetry Slam will be Justice & Joy.

The goal for this theme is to show that justice and joy are not separate entities – in fact, they can deeply inform each other. Justice can bring on joy, and joy can help to guide justice. Teams can focus on just one, or they can try to tackle both ideas in the same poem.

Students have spent the fall season working with their teammates and coach-mentors to create a team poem to share at this virtual performance event.

Featured elementary schools:

  • Charles Sumner
  • David A. Ellis
  • Dennis C. Haley K-8
  • Henry Grew
  • Mario Umana Academy
  • Mozart
  • Orchard Gardens K-8
  • Patrick J. Kennedy

Zoom information will be shared with registered guests the morning of Wednesday, November 10th.

Any questions? Email our Program Manager, Kieran Collier.

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Poets' Banquet

While the Slam is a team performance, Writing Coaches at every Scores partner school also select two students each year to perform an individual poem at our annual winter Poets’ Banquet. 

Students participate in one-on-one workshops with a dedicated writing coach over two months to prepare a single composition for performance at the Banquet and compete for the opportunity to become the next Poet of the Year!

Learn more about the elementary school program here or support the program here!

Want to get involved?

You can support in a variety of ways during the set up and registration, on the judges panel, as a part of the cheer squad and more. Contact Danielle Molloy, Development Associate, at danielle@bostonscores.org if you’re interested in volunteering at either event!

Boston Scores Poetry Slam 2019

Congratulations to 2020 Poet-of-the-Year Jendayi B. of the Mather School

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