For almost two decades, The Academy of American Poets has celebrated April as National Poetry Month (NPM) in order to increase public awareness about the importance of poetry and its essential place in American culture.

As a part of this initiative, in 2009 the City of San Antonio published its own local NPM calendar which provided the public with information about poetry readings, workshops, spoken word and slam competitions, panel discussions, and many more activities. A commitment to support the literary arts and a validation of San Antonio’s rich literary culture, this year’s calendar highlights over 90 events that take place across the city and in surrounding area. join the effort to connect the poets and the public.

Throughout the month of April, San Antonio’s top poets competed in two preliminary rounds reciting their best poetry. Winners advanced to the grand finale on Sunday, April 26th with impressive performances that emotionally moved the audience. Congratulations to the 2015 La Voz Spoken Word Competition winners!

Lo Voz de San Antonio
Grande Final Winners

  • Kaylee Sanchez (7 & under)
  • Valentina Barrera-Ibarra (8-13)
  • Jeremy Rey Valdez (14-19)
  • Nathan Z (20-29)
  • Jason Gossard (30-59)
  • Jamie Maverick (60+)

-Overall Winner-
Nathan Z