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Louder Than a Bomb 2010

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Caption: Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition, Credit: Young Chicago Authors
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Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition 

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Radio is thrilled to distribute a series of studio recordings featuring the finalists of the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition. For the sixth year, Chicago Public Radio invited competition finalists from this nationally-renowned teen poetry slam, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, to record their performance pieces in our studios. We present to you 24 pieces (all under 3 minutes.) Enjoy!

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Radio is thrilled to distribute a series of studio recordings featuring the finalists of the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition. For the sixth year, Chicago Public Radio invited competition finalists from this nationally-renowned teen poetry slam, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, to record their performance pieces in our studios. We present to you 24 pieces (all under 3 minutes.) Enjoy!

Each piece included in the series is a titled performance piece. Without introduction, a template for host-introduction is offered here (under additional files.) Over the past few years, over twenty pieces from previous collections have broadcast on stations across the country, including Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM). LTAB2010 pieces work well aired independently (perfect for filling a few minutes of time after a thematically-related piece or interview) or as a series in locally produced programming seeking to add a youth perspective. This is the 2010 LTAB series debut.

The Young Chicago Authors Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry slam is now in it's tenth year. LTAB brings poets ages 13-19 years-old together in a safe space that emphasizes community building, education, and youth empowerment.
By carrying on the rich tradition of oral storytelling and the spoken word, the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition engaged over 400 young writers representing more than 40 schools and community organizations. We present here the final four teams in the poetry slam, each presenting one group piece and four individual pieces, as well as all six indy poets who competed in the final round.

Louder Than a Bomb is produced by Breeze Richardson, presented by Chicago Public Radio, and distributed directly to public radio stations through PRX.
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Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Radio is thrilled to distribute a series of studio recordings featuring the finalists of the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition. For the sixth year, Chicago Public Radio invited competition finalists from this nationally-renowned teen poetry slam, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, to record their performance pieces in our studios. We present to you 24 pieces (all under 3 minutes.) Enjoy!Each piece included in the series is a titled performance piece. Without introduction, a template for host-introduction is offered here (under additional files.) Over the past few years, over twenty pieces from previous collections have broadcast on stations across the country, including Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM).... Show full description


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24 Pieces

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A freshman at St. Francis High School, and member of the team "Brave as a Noun," Hanna competed in the finals of the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen P...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:59
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Malcolm is a junior at Lincoln Park High School in Chicago. He competed in the final round of competition in the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetr...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:31
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Daniel B is a senior at Mather High School in Chicago, and took part in the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam finals, competing as an Indy p...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:14
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Raymond is a Senior at DeVry in Chicago. A member of the team "Hellow World," Raymond competed in the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam as a...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:45
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Cia is a senior at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL, and competed in the final round of the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam with T...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:54
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A senior at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL, Jaime represented Maine East in the final round of competition at the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:52
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Dana is a senior at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL. She represented Maine East with her teammates in the final round of the 2010 Louder T...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 03:07
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Isabel is a senior at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL, and she competed in the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam with Team Maine Ea...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:57
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Team Maine East took part in the final round of competition in the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam. Team Maine East is Jaime "Breeze" Esp...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:55
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A sophomore at TEAM Englewood Community Academy High School on Chicago's south side, Montrel competed in the finals of the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb ...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:35
  • Purchases: 2
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A sophomore at TEAM Englewood Community High School on Chicago's south side, Melana helped represent Team Englewood in the finals of the 2010 Loude...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:40
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A sophomore at Englewood Community Academy High School, Myara says her poem is a love confession to the moon. Myara is part of Team Englewood, one ...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:29
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Keith is a sophomore at TEAM Englewood Community Academy High School, and says his poem is about meeting his girlfriend on the bus during a school ...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:49
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Team Englewood is Johnathan Nesbitt, Myara Robinson, Keith "Blu" Warfield, and Melana Bass, all students at Team Englewood Community Academy on Chi...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 03:00
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Gina Gonzalez is a junior at Lane Tech High School in Chicago. She says her poem is a stream of imagination, told by a storyteller. Gina is a mem...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 03:03
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Darius is a senior at Truman Middle College Alternative High School, and a member of Team Kuumba Lynx, which is an arts-in-education, not-for-profi...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:47
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John "Vietnam" Nguyen is a junior at Lane Tech High School in Chicago. He says his poem is about, "checking myself before I analyze the wrongs I se...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:50
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A member of Team Kuumba Lynx (an arts-in-education, not-for-profit organization in Chicago), Lala's poem depicts a shooting from the perspective of...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 03:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Team Kuumba Lynx says this piece is about the pressure of creating a group piece within the context of maintaining everyday teen responsibilities. ...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:54
  • Purchases: 1
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A finalist in the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam, Tasha Viets-VanLear is a junior at Northside College Prep in Chicago. She says "Rememb...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2010
  • Length: 02:41
  • Purchases: 1