Myrlin Hepworth

Jane Bachrach

For four years now, Aspen Words has been sending poets into local schools to teach kids about the art.


That trend of putting poets in schools is continuing this year, with the third annual Youth Poetry Slam.

Local Teens Express Themselves Through "Spoken Word"

Feb 12, 2014

Teenagers across the Roaring Fork Valley are getting a lesson this week on the “spoken word.” It’s a form of artistic poetry or story telling that's sometimes put to music. Often poets perform their original works at a competition called a poetry slam. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.