Louder Than a Bomb is the Chicagoland area youth poetry slam. It’s put on by a wonderful organization called Young Chicago Authors (www.youngchicagoauthors.org). You may have heard about them recently because of Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s generous donation to the non-profit. Louder Than a Bomb is the largest team poetry slam in the world. This year 74 teams competed for 4 slots to the finals taking place on Saturday March 12 at the Vic Theater in Chicago.
The following videos are four of the six members of the team I coached alongside Peter Kahn, Milton McKinney, Jay Lind and David Gilmer. The two members I wish I had footage of are the very talented Cailynn C’mone and Sherry Reuter. The entire team is so talented, humble, and kind. They all deserve their shout-outs. In case you reeeally need to know, they won their semi-final bout and are in the top four teams competing on finals stage this Saturday! Congrats to Raven Hogue for also qualifying for the individual finals!