An inspiring teaser for the full length film from wearepoets.co.uk The blurb below is taken from their site:
“We Are Poets presents a moving and poignant story of youth, art and freedom of expression. It intimately follows six young poets from youth literary group, Leeds Young Authors, as they are chosen to represent the UK at Brave New Voices: the world’s most prestigious Poetry Slam competition. From their inner city lives in northern England, to a stage in front of the White House in Washington DC, the team explosively lay bare the concerns of a generation as they take on the world and prepare for a transformational journey of a lifetime. Imaginative, honest and deeply personal, WE ARE POETS reveals a unique portrait of modern Britain and a testament to the power of creativity, community and the dynamism of young people. Anyone tempted to dismiss today’s youth as politically apathetic better pay heed: here is electrifying evidence to the contrary. A film by Alex Ramseyer-Bache & Daniel Lucchesi”
At the final ESRC Poetry Matters Seminar Leicester last year, I was lucky enough to be in a slam workshop led by Joelle Taylor who engaged our group in writing our own ‘ I come from’ group poem. More of that anon.