What?: A series that follows teenagers from around America as they compete in poetry slams, ultimately vying for the title “Youth Poetry Slam Champion”.
Why you care: These are the voices, the rock stars, the “Brave New Voices” of the next generation. This is the future of America.
How it’s not American Idol: One 16-year-old girl shouts into the microphone, “America! When will we reawaken to our humanity?!” That’s slam, fellow earthlings, and that’s groovin’ with the woowoo.