2017 Words Beats & Life Youth Poetry Slam Team - from left to right:


- Samantha Jackson- Prince George's 2017 Youth Poet Laureate

- Jasslyn Ford - Fort Washington Youth Poet Ambassador

- David Estes -  Oxon Hill Youth Poet Ambassador

- Salihah Aakil - The 2017 DMV Youth Poetry Champion


COUNTY POETS will leap from the page to the stage this summer in national youth poetry competition!​

​DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES to make the 2019 DMV Youth Poetry Slam Team??

THE BNV FESTIVAL is always a transformative experience, as youth poets ages 14-19 come together from across the globe not only to share their work, but to learn about how their words can affect those around them. To inquire about how to qualify for the 2019 WBL Youth Poetry Slam Team, call 202-667-1192

FOR THE THIRD YEAR in a row, Dialect has been contracted by the great people at Words Beats & Life to prepare a slam team for the Brave New Voices Youth Poetry Festival, which will be held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada in July 2019.  All transportation & lodging expenses will be paid for those poets who qualify.