This six week initiative was inspired by the London Teenage Poetry Slam. 38 Boys took part in the Urban Poetry Project in the spring of 2009. Tuggstar an myself worked in four Waltham Forest secondary schools as poet coaches. The aim was to help the boys develop the oral an written communication, to help build confidence and self-esteem. The work they created was published in a book and recorded as a DVD. This work was commissioned by Waltham Forest Arts in Education, who deliver deliver artistic projects in partnership with local schools.