The Kennedy Center

2020 DC Youth Poet Laureate

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Witness the announcement of the 2020 DC Youth Poet Laureate at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage featuring youth spoken word performances from the tournament’s remaining 10 finalists. The winner will represent the city as DC’s newest Youth Poet Laureate, publish a book, tour every Busboys and Poets location during to celebrate National Poetry Month, and so much more!

Presented as a part of the Words Beats & Life Festival.

Recent Broadcasts

Nimesh Patel
1/19/2020 at 6:00 PM

C4 Trio
1/18/2020 at 6:00 PM

NSO Prelude
1/17/2020 at 6:00 PM

Xenia Franca
1/16/2020 at 6:00 PM

Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
1/15/2020 at 6:00 PM

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Millennium Stage Calendar

Perform on Millennium Stage

Are you interested in performing on Millennium Stage, or do you have a program you’d like to recommend? In order to be considered, please submit any recent videos of live performance within the last two years, website, Facebook page, or other pertinent information to