April is National Poetry Month. In celebration of the month, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement is holding their own poetry contest.
However, this contest is going to have a cool twist. The CBMA wants black high school students from around the country to submit short poems — 20 lines or less — centered on the G.O.A.T., Muhammad Ali, and his legacy.
In particular, CBMA wants poets to focus on one of Ali’s “six core principles.” Those principles are confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect and spirituality.
A contest like this makes sense because Ali was one of the most impressive wordsmen we’ve ever seen, dazzling foes with rhymes full of charisma and wit before fights.
Kids, get on this. First place includes a $1,000 scholarship students can use for college.
H/T: The Undefeated