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This team piece is performed by Youmedia Chicago, comprised of poets: Dominique James, 16, a sophomore at Walter Payton College Prep; Malcolm London, 17, a senior at Lincoln Park High School; Sarah Bruno, 18, a senior at Walter Payton College Prep; and Samuel Carroll, 17, a junior at Lincoln Park High School. 

The poets explain: ‘Playhouse illustrates the dynamics of a dysfunctional family through the personification of innocence and childhood games. After all, rape is not something to be played with.’

Though everyone knows the points are not the point – the point is the poetry – congratulations to Youmedia Chicago, who was chosen as one the four Teams advancing to the Final round of the 2011 competition which celebrated over 600 young writers.

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