Nia Lewis – “Can You Hear Me?” (Get Lit)

Performing at the 2017 Get Lit Classic Slam.

“I’m worried that the only picture they will show on the news is his mugshot; not the selfies we’ve taken with the double-dog Snapchat filters.”

Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Nia Lewis, performing during the finals of the 2017 Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California. Order Get Lit Rising today at, and join the #LiteraryRiot at

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