The members of Team Native Lynx: Marvin Gutierez, Marcie Saldana, Britteney Conner, Eddie Garcia, Johnny Lowe, Negwes White and Ashleigh Wolsord are coached by Stacey Dugan. These six young Chicago authors explain what it is like for them living in inner-city
Linda Davis, of team Kuumba Lynx, is coached by K.h. West and Soyini Strong. This poem is about a young Chicago girl's struggle with street life, using poetry to discuss her upbringing and the burdens of living in poverty.
Marvin Gutierez, of Team Native Lynx, is coached by Stacey Dugan. A Chicago teen speaks through poetry about his concept of patriotism and revolution as he gives us a glimpse of what America might look like if folks from south of the border were the ones in power.