Kuumba Lynx is a team comprised of poets Jahleigh Bullie, 16, Tanya Smith, 18, Sejahari Saulter-Villegas, 14, and Jaremiah Perry, 18.
Their first piece, Arizona Politricks, covers violence and education disparities.
Their second piece, Someone Like You - I B Watching Yo Tweets, is about how our addiction to social media has desensitized us to Chicago’s current youth violence - creating zombies.
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.