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Poet Kush Thompson, 16, is a junior at Orr Academy; she competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 representing her high school.

When asked about the subject of her poem, Kush simply wrote: “I speak for the lips with the thread weaving them shut.”

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

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