A written- and spoken-word adventure, Power Poetry is the world’s first mobile poetry community for youth, a one-of-a-kind place where words become powerful through media and technology.
Inspired by the documentary, To Be Heard, PowerPoetry.org is a place for poets to share their work, comment, and collaborate. Power Poetry isn’t just about poetry. It is about using poetry as a tool — a weapon — for personal change and social engagement. It is absolutely one-of-a-kind, a place where you will get to mix your words with different media and technology. Share your work with other poets around the country and the world! Write a poem or your life story in 140 characters on the Spit Stream. Find your voice, use it, and speak as loudly as you want. Poets can also participate in online mobile Poetry Slams connected to social issues such as civil rights, bullying, HIV-awareness and more.
To write your own story and learn more about Power Poetry, visit the website today.
From our blog
January 17, 2019
Going home can be challenging in many circumstances, but returning home to capture a nearby community in turmoil can add a whole new layer of complexity. Rita Baghdadi and Jeremiah Hammerling, directors of ITVS Open Call funded My Country No More, described those challenges and share some insight into capturing the rural community of Trenton, North…
December 11, 2018
It is with sadness that we say goodbye to filmmaker and educator Bill Siegel. Bill first became a part of the ITVS family with his award-winning film The Weather Underground, which he co-directed with Sam Green. It tells the story of former University of Chicago students who showed their outrage at the Vietnam War and racism in America by waging a low-level…
December 3, 2018
Last week the Sundance Institute announced the showcase of independent feature films selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. We are thrilled to share that four of the selections drawn from a record-breaking 14,259 submissions are ITVS co-productions. It's a milestone moment for ITVS. The 2019 festival entries mark 100 ITVS co-productions…