The Pizza Poetry Project

The Pizza Poetry Project celebrates National Poetry Month and the power of youth voices by publishing poems from New Orleans’ writers ages 6-18.

Working together with some of the best pizza joints in town, Big Class publishes poems of all kinds on pizza boxes for delivery and pick up on Pizza Poetry Day in April. Our Young Writers' Council selects poems across age groups to be our Pizza Poet Laureates.

For our 5th anniversary, we'll be celebrating Pizza Poetry Day on April 27th at the grand
opening of our new youth writing center in the 7th Ward, and a publishing party for the 5 year Pizza Poetry Project Anthology. 


This year is the 5th anniversary of the Pizza Poetry Project.

The Pizza Poetry Project was co-founded in 2014 when a team of Big Class volunteers organized student poems to be published on the boxes of local pizza joints.

In the past, we've partnered with Reginelli's, Theo’s, Pizza Delicious, Mid City Pizza, Garage Pizza, and G’s Pizza. If you would like to partner with Pizza Poetry 2017, please reach out to Kortney Morrow (

The Pizza Poetry Project has been featured in, The New Orleans Advocate, The Gambit, Fox 8 Live, Macaroni Kid, and Food & Wine.