100…proof

March 12, 2011

Presented as part of Louder Than a Bomb

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Sarah Bruno

Poet Sarah Bruno, 18, is a senior at Walter Payton College Prep and competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 as a member of team Youmedia Chicago.

Exploring alcoholism and the affects it has on generations within a family, 100…proof reiterates the fact that though families have ‘issues’ they also have good times. This piece was performed just one week after the passing of Sarah’s father – a fact that reinforces how remarkable these young writers truly are.

Though everyone knows the points are not the point – the point is the poetry – congratulations to Sarah, who was selected as an Indy Finalist in the 2011 competition which celebrated over 600 young writers.