Jordan Levin

June 24, 2014 3:15 PM

South Florida’s teenage poets find their voice in WordSpeak program

Now in its ninth year, WordSpeak not only teaches young people the craft of articulating their feelings and ideas, but gives them a powerful sense of purpose, empowerment and responsibility. A group of teen poets will compete nationally next month.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

13th human foot washes up on British Columbia coast 0:49

13th human foot washes up on British Columbia coast

Sen. Jack Latvala on sexual harassment allegations 2:59

Sen. Jack Latvala on sexual harassment allegations

FIU student didn’t let paralysis stop him from walking across the graduation stage 2:25

FIU student didn’t let paralysis stop him from walking across the graduation stage

Bam Adebayo after Heat win over Clippers 2:08

Bam Adebayo after Heat win over Clippers

Cops ask for help in finding suspected dealers that let mother OD'ed in front of her kids 4:11

Cops ask for help in finding suspected dealers that let mother OD'ed in front of her kids

Kenyan Drake talks about the Dolphins win over the Patriots 1:08

Kenyan Drake talks about the Dolphins win over the Patriots

Shark Valley in Everglades National Park reopens after Irma 0:34

Shark Valley in Everglades National Park reopens after Irma

City, court force Miami Shores residents to remove vegetable garden from front yard 1:38

City, court force Miami Shores residents to remove vegetable garden from front yard

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on milestone win over Clippers 2:38

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on milestone win over Clippers

State trooper revives woman on Alligator Alley 1:42

State trooper revives woman on Alligator Alley

  • The Florida Grand Opera revives the story of famed Cuban dissident writer Reinaldo Arenas in ‘Before Night Falls.’

    The Florida Grand Opera revives the story of famed Cuban dissident writer Reinaldo Arenas in ‘Before Night Falls,’ an opera by exile composer Jorge Martin based on Arenas’ memoir and the film of the same name. The story of Arenas, who was jailed in Cuba for his outspoken writing and his homosexuality and escaped on the Mariel boatlift only to die of AIDS, has new resonance amid political controversy over refugees.