Jorge Mena, 18 - 3rd year in LTABErik Salgado, 15 - 1st year in LTABReyna Celedonio, 16 - 1st year in LTABFredrique Bautista, 15 - 2nd year in LTABThe poets of Noble Street Charter High School are coached by Jocelyn Hathaway.
Alexia Jeana Willis, 17 - 1st year in LTABAlexa is a member of Team Northside College Preparatory High School where she is coached by Barry McRaith & Lisa Price. This is her first year participating in Louder Than a Bomb.
Negwes White is coached by Stacey Dugan for Team Native Lynx. This poem is about a young Chicago poet speaks truth to what it is like to be a Native American teenager in urban America today – relating his struggle to find an identity to the struggles of his people.