The 1st Annual Spoken Word Award is the newest award category created by Aerie International. In our classroom we spend months working on our own spoken word poetry and in the early spring Aerie hosts a wildly popular Citywide Poetry Slam. Our personal love for spoken word poetry inspired us to include this category as an expression of our evolving program. A handful of brave submitters sent videos of their original spoken word poetry and we hope to see this category grow with time!


Grace Tan
Natasha Vhugen