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Louder Than a Bomb 2013 Indy Finals

The 2013 Individual Poet Finals, took place Wednesday, March 6th at 7pm at Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall.  The top individual poets in the city worked to earn a spot on the 2013 Louder Than a Bomb All-Star Team.

Indy Finalists:

Antoine Funches, Simeon Career Academy

Gerardo Duran, Little Village North Lawndale High School

Mariah Starks, Simeon Career Academy

Emma Coleman, Northside College Preparatory High School

Mia Harris, Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy

Jada-Amina Harvey, Kenwood Academy High School

Camara Brown, Oak Park and River Forest High School

Kyle Morshita, Maine West High School

Joseph Faragio, Parker School

Tanya Smith, Kuumba Lynx

Sejahari Villegas, Kuumba Lynx

Taylor Robinson, Phoenix Military Academy

The largest of its kind in the world, Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) is Chicago’s rapidly-growing teen poetry festival, which took place at various venues around Chicago beginning February 16 and continued through to the finals on March 9, 2013. 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.

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