Aaron Roller, previous editor of Mima’amakim, an intercollegiate Jewish poetry journal, with whom the Jewish Art Salon has collaborated on several projects, founded the Yeshiva High School Poetry Slam.
“I know that kids interested in the arts are frequently in the
minority in their schools, and could benefit from meeting kids in their
interest group from other schools,” Roller said. Working with a teacher at YUHSB and the assistant principal at
Rambam Mesivta, his alma mater, Roller organized a test slam at Rambam
last year. In 2011-2012, there have been three poetry slams. He and Dena
Weiss, a Frisch graduate and former co-editor of “Mima’amakim,” serve
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