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Poetry & Activism

Art + Action = Change!

We are no longer updating this site. Please visit our Facebook page for information on shows since 2017 and what we've been up to recently. We'll retire this HTML-coded site (remember those?) and launch a new one when this 20-year-old, grassroots, volunteer-based, social justice powerhouse is recognized for its groundbreaking cultural contribution to NYC arts and activism. (Hey, funders, are you out there?)

For two decades, Poetic People Power has creatively explored social and political topics, offering insight and solutions to issues that affect our everyday lives and the world around us. In addition to our annual shows, we also bring our work to schools, festivals, and perform at non-profit fundraisers.

Press Quotes

“An impressively multi-faceted and international perspective.” - The Brooklyn Rail

“Exciting, engaging, and inspirational.” - The Huffington Post

“A love song to a bygone New York City.” - The Epoch Times

Audience Quotes

“Moving and inspiring.”

“It moved me to tears.”

“Poetic People are a powerhouse.”

“A very New York City experience.”

“So good. Presented intelligently.”

“A powerful and moving experience.”

“10 years, many venues, many poems, a trip through time.”

“Great show. Very inspiring. I wish there was more.”

“I loved it. Awesome set.”

“Wonderful experience.”

“All of the thoughtful, intelligent, creative and inspiring pieces made for an amazing show.”

“I hope you continue to produce these events, and that I am always able to attend because they change me every year.”

“I was totally influenced by it. My water habits have changed since then.”

“The show brings people into the personal experience of the water crisis instead of just saying here’s the facts. It affects people more deeply.”

“I was really inspired by this evening. Tara is a great producer, moderator, and poet!”

“A professional, inspiring, joyful event. Tara is the master of bringing art and political commentary together.”

“I loved it. So many inspired voices.”

“Amazing Poetic People Power show tonight, produced by the awesome Tara Bracco. I felt lucky to be in attendance.”

“Thank you and the artists for coming out to our campus and taking part in our Earthstock week. Everyone loved all the artists and their poems.”

“It seemed to me that the best of the best were in that room to be heard and recognized as a new generation of poets.”

“This is a beautifully organized event and an amazing concept.”

“Tara has a knack for choosing poets that make you feel like going out and changing the world.”