Louder Than A Bomb

Participant in  Louder Than A Bomb  poetry slam competition

Participant in Louder Than A Bomb poetry slam competition

Published in MICA's Commotion | Issue No. 5 (Fall 2017)

Last summer, Charm City cleaned house at Brave New Voices, an international poetry slam compe­tition, placing first in the adult and youth team poetry slams, in addition to taking home the individual grand slam championship title. While Baltimore has consistently competed at the national slam level for more than two decades, the city only recently gained the reputation as a mecca for poets. What changed? The voices of this city’s talented youth went from amplified to Louder Than A Bomb. Read about how Baltimore's youth are elevating this city's voice via spoken word.

Commotion is MICA’s semiannual magazine about the ideas, news, and art that emerge from the college’s 19 graduate programs.