Get ready for National Poetry Month with Novelly!
Add youth-written poetry to your April TBR list.
"Athena" by David Chen is a journey and document of the poet's exploration of his relationships with the three members of his family—his father, mother, and sister—through each of the three poems—Wisdom, War, and Athena, respectively—in the collection.
Year of the Rat by Alissa Xiao is a poignant poem that explores the anti-Asian racism that has risen due to the emergence of COVID-19.
Compiled and edited by Charlotte Yeung in partnership with the International Human Rights Art Festival, “Youth Speaks: Human Rights in Verse” is an anthology containing “poems from youth as young as 4 and as old as 20.” In Charlotte’s words, “These poems are a combination of experiences, lived and inspired by topics ranging from historical colonialism and racism to mental health and modern fights for freedom. The poets in this anthology are the future, the heart of the world.“
📽 Catch David, Alissa, and Charlotte on @NaNoWriMo’s YouTube Channel!
Explore Your Writing Identity and Voice was presented live in collaboration with Novelly’s Read to Heal podcast. Join 4 Novelly authors as they discuss why they write and how their identity impacts their writing.
Diverse Youth Voices. Amplified.
Novelly is on a mission to get e-books by underrepresented youth published and taught in the English classroom, so that every student can feel seen and inspired by what they read in school.