Patricia Lipana – “Kumanta”

Performing at the 2018 Get Lit Classic Slam.

“Sitting in my first grade classroom, I was struggling to find words when my teacher told me to either say it in English or don’t say it at all.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Patricia Lipana, performing during the 2018 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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