Poetry Slam 2022

The Slam is the culminating event of Boston Scores’ fall Power of Poetry season for our Elementary School teams. Inspired by suggestions from our coach-mentors, the theme of our 2022 Poetry Slam is Look At Us Now.

The theme is Look At Us Now, each school will reflect on the past few years in the pandemic, attendees will leave with an appreciation for how Boston youth have been challenged, and ultimately grown, from struggle and adversity. 

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

Featured elementary schools:

  • Charles Sumner
  • David A. Ellis
  • Dennis C. Haley K-8
  • Donald McKay K-8
  • James Otis 
  • James W. Hennigan K-8
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Mario Umana Academy
  • Martin Luther King
  • Orchard Gardens K-8
  • Patrick J. Kennedy
  • Richard J. Murphy K-8

To learn more about the elementary school program click here and to support the program click here!

Any questions? Email our Program Manager, Kieran Collier.

Play Video about Slam 2019 Girl performing

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!

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 Colette Anton, Development Associate, at colette@bostonscores.org if you’re interested in volunteering at either event!

Boston Scores Poetry Slam 2019

Watch recordings of the 2021 Poetry Slam on Youtube!

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