Stories of Impact

Sin Seven, Slam Poet

by Jack Brook, Storyteller for Good
June 14, 2016

Providence is home to one of the most established slam communities in the country—a vibrant network of poets and artists who gather under the banner of the Providence Poetry Slam.

ProvSlam Youth, which mentors and support emerging poets, amplifies young voices and transforms lives by “equipping those who have stories with the means to tell them.”

And one young poet--who goes by the name of Sin Seven-- is on a winning streak.

He’s won every youth competition he’s been in this year, earning him a spot on the five-person team representing Providence (and the state of Rhode Island) in the Brave New Voices international slam poetry competition in Washington, DC this July.

But there was a time when he didn't always win...