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Watch this young poet deliver a powerful social justice poem

With a new month comes a new topic on In The Wings.

Throughout May, we're talking Urban Arts.


Our coverage will include spoken word, visual arts, performing arts and dance.  And we'll introduce you to artists -- young and old -- producing inspiring and thought provoking work.

We start this month with a 17-year-old poet from Milwaukee High School of the Arts.  Her name is Michaela Lacy, and soon, she'll be bringing her original work to an international stage.

She's part of a five-woman team headed to a global slam poetry competition in June, Brave New Voices, under the supervision of Dasha Kelly Hamilton, an accomplished local poet and writer.

Watch this video for more about her, including a performance below.

For more of Michaela's poem, click the audio player below.

Director of Digital Content | Radio Milwaukee