Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry, explores how the power of poetry is being heralded throughout Iowa.

Rhythmic performances by Des Moines area teens examine "the jagged stuff of life” from the October 11, 2013 Share the Mic event.

Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry also focuses on the Iowa Youth Writing Project‘s work with students at Tate High School in Iowa City.

Learn about this growing youth poetry culture through performances and personal accounts from Iowa's young poets and the teachers who inspire their brave new voices.