Pretty

March 12, 2011

Presented as part of Louder Than a Bomb

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Nina Coomes

Poet Nina Coomes, 17, is a senior at Northside College Prep; she competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 representing her high school.

Her piece, Pretty, is about the death of Nina’s grandfather, a poem she says she ‘tried to write in junction to his death, facing the ugly underneath’.

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