Our poets left their hearts on the stage during this year’s Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam Festival. Louder Than A Bomb or better known as LTAB is an annual event organized by one of our City2Classroom partners, Young Chicago Authors, which invites thousands of young poets to speak their truths on stage.

LTAB was started in Chicago as the first youth poetry slam festival and the model has been replicated across the country and across the globe. This is our 5th year competing and the community of poets across Chicago continues to grow. It is always such an incredible honor to be amongst such honest and brave voices.

Our poets graced the stage and waxed poetically about the woes of being 13, issues of race and violence, the intricacies of having a new person in your home, and what it means to truly, truly be a hip-hop head. Congratulations to our 2016 GCE poets! See you next year, LTAB!

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