Get Lit: Help & How To Videos

This playlist is from the Get Lit Poetry channel on YouTube. Each one focuses on practical advice about a particular skill related to writing or performing spoken word poetry. Each video's script is written in the form of a poem and performed by a member of the Get Lit group.

Places to Find Poems

Button Poetry YouTube Channel and Get Lit YouTube Channel are excellent sources for videos of spoken word poems by adult and youth poets.

The Poems for High School Spoken Word Teams blog, Get Lit Anthology website, and The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database have spoken word and other contemporary poems that you can search or filter by them or criteria.

Poetry 180 and Poetry Out Loud have a mix of poems curated for a high school audience.

Writing Workshops

Young Chicago Authors has been running their long running Wordplay workshop/open mic on Instagram Live and Check the Method and Under the Mic workshops on Zoom. Check the YCA calendar for specific dates and times for all workshops, and to sign up,