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Fueled by a love of language and self-expression, slam poets and spoken word artists have long inspired audiences to voice their own personal truths. Now, young poets from around the globe are getting ready for what's being called the world's biggest youth poetry competition: The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. We'll meet some of this year's competing poets at 19:30 GMT.
On today's episode, we speak with:
Sadiyah Bashir @KingHijabPin
Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry Team
Lee Mokobe @BlackBoiShine
Founder, Vocal Revolutionaries
Melissa Kavanagh & Ryan Mangan @TeamIrelandBNV
Co-captains, Brave New Voices Team Ireland
Hodari Davis @mrdavis510
Executive Producer, Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival
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