Big Read
Big Read

Poetry Slam

Teens! Submit your poem ahead of the program by emailing The top 10 poems will be selected to perform for a chance to win prizes!

What is The Big Read?

The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

Author Claudia Rankine

Jamaican-born and raised in the Bronx, Claudia Rankine is an award-winning poet whose works depict the outside and inside perspectives of American culture. Citizen: An American Lyric won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, and was the first work of poetry to become a New York Times best seller for multiple weeks on the paperback nonfiction list.

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