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Teen Poetry

Coming Full Circle

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 06.05.2016 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

June 5, 2015. Later today I will attend one of over two dozen, year-end, in-school galas that are underway in InsideOut schools across Detroit. Each year at this time, iO students' eyes light up as they gather in their school cafeterias or auditoriums or libraries to open their beautiful books and find their words and their names for the first time.

How Poetry Gave Me A Voice

Amanda Gorman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Teen
Amanda Gorman

As I stepped up to that mic and dared to read my writing at the workshop, I learned that poetry is voice, and the courage to use it. With this courage, we free ourselves and become capable of influencing others.

Poem: 'An Ode To My Cat'

| Posted 05.12.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for young p...

Poem: 'Steeeeriiike One!'

| Posted 05.05.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for young p...

POEM: 'Words To Describe My World'

| Posted 04.15.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for young p...

POEM: 'The Place I Find Peace And Strength'

| Posted 04.07.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for young p...

POEM: 'He Changed Her World Forever'

| Posted 04.03.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for young p...

TEEN POETRY: 'To You Who Made Me Cry'

| Posted 03.15.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for young p...

TEEN POETRY: 'The Future Comes One Day At A Time'

| Brandon Bergfalk | Posted 02.16.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original poetry by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for youn...

TEEN POETRY: 'She Said Those Words... But She Didn't Mean It'

| Ethan Karoscik | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original poetry by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for youn...

TEEN POETRY: 'She Didn't Fear The Waves Of Life'

| Shira Trick | Posted 02.03.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original poetry by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for youn...

2 Beautiful Poems By Teens

| Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original fiction and poetry by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing s...

Louder Than A Bomb: Slam Poetry Festival Allows Teen Poets To Shine

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit The tenth annual "Louder Than a Bomb" youth poetry slam exploded across the stage of the V...