The Blind Side (Live!) or When White Women Raise Black Men

 Poet Kush Thompson
Poet Kush Thompson WBEZ/file
 Poet Kush Thompson
Poet Kush Thompson WBEZ/file

The Blind Side (Live!) or When White Women Raise Black Men

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(WBEZ/file) Poet Kush Thompson

Poet Kush Thompson, 18, participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the fourth time this year.

Her piece The Blind Side (Live!) or When White Women Raise Black Men is part parody, part tell-all.

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.