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Episode description: Performance poetry, or spoken word, is a growing force among teens. With roots as diverse as the West African Griot tradition, Native American oral storytelling, and Beat Bebop, spoken word gives teens a chance to sort out complex issues, view their lives as a source of inspiration, and incorporate their own rhythms and language into art. [cc]

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First aired: Thursday, April 19, 2001 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)


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