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We Are Poets

(WBEZ/file) Oak Park and River Forest's poetry team

We Are Poets is a team piece performed by the poets of Oak Park and River Forest High School: junior Delaney Miller, 17, senior Natalie Richardson, 17, senior Camara Brown, 17, and senior Hannah Srajer, 18. This was the third year in the competition for Natalie, the second for Hannah and Camara, and the first year for Delaney.

Their piece explores different parts of a march. Poets march in protest of a law passed in 2023 forbidding free speech.

The largest of its kind in the world, Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) is Chicago’s rapidly-growing teen poetry festival, taking place February 16 - March 9, 2013, at various venues around Chicago. Aiming to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines, LTAB is a friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community via poetry, oral story-telling, and hip-hop spoken word.

Click here to hear all the other 2013 recordings, alongside over 200 Louder Than a Bomb Finalist pieces recorded by Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) over the past nine years.


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