Coaches James Sloan and Jon Hood took the Poetry Slam Team and dozens of supporters to Louder Than a Bomb on Thursday, Feb. 23, for Steinmetz’ first bout, in which they finished second of four teams. The team returned on Saturday, Feb. 25 for its second bout. See slideshow.
Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) is the largest youth poetry festival in the world.
“LTAB is an annual event hosting over 1,000 youth poets for a month of Olympic-style poetry bouts, workshops, and special events. Students representing schools and community groups in the Chicago area perform original solo and group poems in a tournament-style competition.” (http://youngchicagoauthors.org/louder-than-a-bomb).