"Poetry comes from the heart, it’s the soul-talk of a culture. Get Lit makes this happen in so many wonderful ways. When young people own both a classic poem, and then endeavor to create their own poetic responses, this is the bridge between generations, of the old and the new, of the traditional and the yet-to-be-traditional. Get Lit makes this happen – and we as a city, a country, and a world are better off for it. "

-Luis J. Rodriguez,
poet, activist, author


LA Times Festival of Books

The Get Lit Players stole the show Saturday evening at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. As the last act to appear on the Poetry Stage, the Get Lit Players ignited the crowd with their own blend of performance poetry.

Telling stories that shattered anyone’s idea of what poetry looks or sounds like. The Get Lit Players brought the audience to their feet at the end of their performance.

If you missed the chance to see them at the festival, don’t fret! The Get Lit Players have a packed season offering plenty of opportunities to witness their living, breathing art.

Featured Poem: “When I Grow Up” by Sekou (the misfit)

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