The new documentary Louder than a Bomb depicts the world’s largest youth poetry slam, which takes place here in Chicago. Every year, students from local high schools gather to tell their stories in the form of highly emotional, expressive spoken word poetry.
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Long before the aspiring poets at Louder Than a Bomb were even born, Marc Smith was already performing. Smith was a blue-collar creator, a construction worker who performed his free-wheeling style in front of an open micn the process slam poetry was born.