Hear, Here! Poetry


Hear Here exists to encourage everyone to listen, write, share and engage. We empower people to find celebration, solidarity and community through writing and sharing their stories. We send youth and adult representatives from Colorado Springs to compete in international poetry competitions. We host monthly events and we are actively involved in poetry education and performances in our schools and community.


We believe that communication can change the world. Poetry enables people to tell their stories confidently. People are given space to process their traumas and victories and heal through poetry. We advocate for listening to others, engaging in new ideas and building confidence by sharing on a microphone. We build community through sharing experiences and finding new perspectives. Poetry is art and so much more.


Funding to facilitate free poetry workshops around Colorado Springs for both youth and adults. Giving a voice everyone, creating discussions and community. Hear Here! Poetry aims to create a thriving Community for people of every race, ethnicity, age, ability status, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Did You Know

Youth who participate in arts education stay in their communities as adults, contributing to economic and civic growth.

“Hear Here is an advocate for amplifying unheard voices… they’ve been especially invaluable to me, as my students often struggle to find a safe space to speak their minds and feel supported — I don’t know what we would do without Hear Here’s support!” — Miranda Popp, D-11 high school teacher

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