Black Lives Matter.

Get Lit is honored to support our young people as they demand change, using art to spark action and poetry to change policy. Throughout June, from performances to peaceful protests, our Poets declared again and again, Black Lives Matter. As Toni Cade Bambara reminds us, “The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” They did.

In early June, we decided that our anthology of 150+ selected poems will consist of poems entirely written by black authors and poets. We understand that reading builds empathy and so we will honor black voices by learning their stories, memorizing their work, and responding in conversation with our own spoken word response.

We ask that you help celebrate and support these voices. If you have poems, and excerpts of literature by black authors and poets that you think we should include, please send them to 

Our inboxes, hearts, our spirits are always open to further conversation.  Above all, we are committed to the wellbeing of our abundant, powerful, dynamic community of young people.

The Get Lit Team

Get Lit’s movie, SUMMERTIME, which premiered during opening night of Sundance 2020, will be screened in over 75 theaters across the country in the Spring of 2021! Read More HERE!

Join world-renowned Poets, including José Olivarez and Franny Choi, for FREE writing and performance workshops. Every Wednesday from 2 pm – 5 pm via ZOOM! Join HERE!

// THANK // YOU // DONORS // 

Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Elizabeth A Lynn Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation
Muskin Foundation
State of California CAC Artists in Schools Grant
Jean Marks
Samantha Paige
(We love you Angel Board Member, Happy Birthday!!!)
Cameron Davis
Andrea & Michael Zomber
(With an extra special Birthday Shoutout to Andrea! We love you Heart and Soul!!)

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” Angela Davis