Witness the magic of Brave New Voices. Listen to Yujane take a knife to US immigration forms, building a human narrative via the subversion of a cold bureaucratic text.
600 young poets from around the world converged in the San Francisco Bay Area for the 20th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. Brave New Voices features slam poetry, workshops, educator trainings, town halls, and performances with leading artists. Powered by Youth Speaks, #BNV2017 is the global stage for young poets to speak to the most pressing issues of our time.
The festival’s theme, “Alive now, to see the river rupture,” comes from a poem written by a Brave New Voices’ alumni, Hieu Minh Nguyen. This theme captures the volatile time we are living in, a moment on the verge of rupture.