WBEZ | Chanel Sosa http://www.wbez.org/tags/chanel-sosa Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Louder Than a Bomb: A young Chicago poet's inspiration http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-11/louder-bomb-young-chicago-poets-inspiration-83549 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/protester silhoutte_getty.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>On Saturday, March 12, four teams<span>&nbsp;competed in the final round of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youngchicagoauthors.org/">Louder Than a Bomb</a>, the annual youth poetry festival at the&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.jamusa.com/Venues/Vic/Concerts.aspx">Vic Theatre</a> in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. &nbsp;The competition is the largest of its kind in the world and showcases the literary and performance talents of high school students in Chicago individual and group settings.&nbsp;</span></p><p>This year marks the 11th year of competition and it may be the biggest yet for the Louder Than a Bomb crew. &nbsp;That's its also the subject of a recent, acclaimed documentary of the same name.</p><p>The 2010 release followed the stories of several of the youth competitors as they rode the ups and downs of the competition - and the camaraderie and connections that result.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>&nbsp;borrowed a page from the doc and spotlighted one of this year&rsquo;s participants &ndash; Chanel Sosa, from Innovations Charter School. &nbsp;Chanel's story can be heard by clicking the audio link atop the page.</p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/ltab">Click here</a> to listen to each of the finalists from this year's Louder Than a Bomb youth poetry festival, as recorded by WBEZ.</p></p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:53:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-11/louder-bomb-young-chicago-poets-inspiration-83549