Check out some of the media coverage on Young Poets of Louisville.
January 2017 – At the launch of our Young Poets Ambassadors Program, the Courier-Journal and Insider Louisville released articles on the grant that allowed it to happen. Check out the Courier: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2017/01/10/young-poets-louisville-receives-25k-grant/96408218/. Check out Insider Louisville: http://insiderlouisville.com/lifestyle_culture/young-poets-of-louisville-nonprofit-receives-25000-grant-and-creates-ambassadors-program/.
January 20, 2017 – The January 2017 Floetic Friday Youth Poetry Slam was featured as a staff pick by LEO Weekly: http://www.leoweekly.com/event/floetic-friday-youth-poetry-slam/.
December 31, 2016 – Young Poets of Louisville was invited to perform in the lobby of the Bristol on Main St. from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. to bring in the new year with Lou Year’s Eve: https://www.louyearseve.com/schedule/.
August 5, 2016 – The Muhammad Ali Center invited Young Poets of Louisville to host a writing workshop and youth poetry slam for the First Friday at the MAC event: http://alicenter.org/calendarevent/1st-friday-mac-august/.
August 2, 2016 – The Muhammad Ali Center invited Young Poets of Louisville to be featured on WAVE3’s Great Day Live! in promotion of the First Friday at the MAC event. Check out poet Tyrell Henley share a poem: http://www.whas11.com/entertainment/television/great-day-live/find-a-celebration-of-culture-and-community-at-the-second-first-friday-at-the-mac/286144246.
June 1, 2016 – The Housing Trust Fund Project featured Young Poets of Louisville after Louisville Metro Council released a budget with $2.5 million allocated to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund: http://www.housingtrustfundproject.org/blog/2016/06/01/youth-poetry-slam-supports-funding-the-louisville-affordable-housing-trust-fund/
May 27, 2016 – The River City Invitational Youth Poetry Slam was featured on the website of the Speed Art Museum: http://www.speedmuseum.org/event/river-city-invitational-youth-poetry-slam/
May 25, 2016 – LEO Weekly featured the River City Invitational Youth Poetry Slam as a staff pick by Ethan Smith: http://www.leoweekly.com/event/river-city-invitational-youth-poetry-slam/
April 28, 2016 – Young Poets of Louisville “slammed” Louisville Metro Council in arguing to support funding the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, which the Courier-Journal and WFPL covered: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/metro-government/2016/04/26/teen-artists-plan-slam-metro-council/83507062/
Check out an audio clip of the poems shared: http://wfpl.org/poets-bring-affordable-housing-support-louisville-metro-council/
Check out the video clip of the poems shared: http://louisville.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=4546
April 24, 2016 – Young Poets of Louisville partnered with Village Lights Bookstore to put on a chapbook making workshop, writing workshop, and open mic at Poetpalooza: Pluralistic Appalachia: http://www.villagelightsbooks.com/event/poetpalooza-2016.
March 18, 2016 – Young Poets of Louisville has partnered with the Speed Art Museum for each of its youth poetry slams this year, the first five of which were held at the Local Speed Museum. The final individual slam of the season took place at the newly renovated Speed Art Museum: http://www.speedmuseum.org/event/young-poets-of-louisville-presents-floetic-friday-youth-poetry-slam-4/.
March 15, 2016 – Young Poets of Louisville was featured on WXOX 97.1 FM from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. by Keep Louisville Literary. Check out their website post: https://keeplouisvilleliterary.wordpress.com/tag/mackenzie-berry/. Listen to the interview: https://www.mixcloud.com/KeepLouisvilleLiterary/mckenzie-berry-shares-her-work-and-talks-about-the-founding-of-young-poets-of-louisville/.
March 12, 2016 – Young Poets of Louisville partnered with the Muhammad Ali Center by holding a poetry reading for Museum Day Live!, which seeks to encourage women of color to explore the nation’s museums: http://www.alicenter.org/calendarevent/museum-day-live/.
February 17, 2016 – The February Floetic Friday Youth Poetry Slam that took place February 19, 2015 was featured in a LEO Weekly article by Laura Snyder: http://www.leoweekly.com/event/floetic-friday-%E2%80%A8youth-poetry-slam/.
February 26, 2016 – Founder of Young Poets of Louisville Mackenzie Berry spoke with Louisville.com about Young Poets of Louisville in an article by Ashley Lamb-Sinclair: https://www.louisville.com/content/passion-poetry.
February 4, 2016 – The article “‘Louisville Young Poets’ Bring Passion to the Page – And Stage” written by Eli Keel was featured on WFPL: http://wfpl.org/louisville-young-poets-bring-passion-page-stage/. On this day a story about Young Poets of Louisville was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” The audio clip is embedded in the article.
January 8, 2016 – Founder of Young Poets of Louisville Mackenzie Berry was featured in the Achiever column of The Courier-Journal and talked about forming Young Poets in an article by Elaine Rooker Jack: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/neighborhoods/2016/01/08/manual-student-promotes-power-word-young-poets/78354598/.
November 18, 2015 – The November Floetic Friday Youth Poetry Slam that took place November 19, 2015 was featured in a LEO Weekly article by Eli Keel: http://www.leoweekly.com/event/floetic-fridayam-local-speed/.
October 27, 2015 – Young Poets of Louisville and the Buttafly Center are featured on the Tia Maria show on ARTxFM radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/thetiamariashow/the-tia-maria-show-102715-tarsha-semakula-jazzy-j-and-mackenzie-berry/.