From the Old Folks Home

March 12, 2011

Presented as part of Louder Than a Bomb

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Northside College Prep Slam Poetry Team

This team piece is performed by the poets representing Northside College Prep, comprised of: Nina Coomes,17, Benj Sullivan-Knoff, 18, Elisha Miles, 17 (who turned 18 during the competition), and Tasha Viets-Vanlear, 17; they are all seniors.

From the Old Folks Home is about four elderly people reflecting on their lives, the nature of memory, love, and death.

Though everyone knows the points are not the point – the point is the poetry – congratulations to Northside College Prep, who was chosen as one the four Teams advancing to the Final round of the 2011 competition which celebrated over 600 young writers.