Tag Archives: poetry

Inspired Poetry: Ode to Louder Than a Bomb

  On Friday, February 24, Benevolent Media presented Louder Than a Bomb, a fundraiser party to benefit Split This Rock and the DC Youth Slam Team in Washington, D.C. Friends and fans joined us at The Dunes for a special evening featuring live performances by D.C.’s best and brightest youth poets, plus excerpts from Louder Than a Bomb, an award-winning documentary about the […]

Q&A with Jonathan Tucker: Poetry as an Agent for Change

Jonathan B. Tucker is a poet, educator, and coach of the DC Youth Slam Team. Two-time winner of the Community Oriented Underground Poet (COUP) Award from the National Underground Spokenword Poetry Awards, “JBT” is passionate about using poetry as a community organizing tool. When not working with students he can be found around D.C. performing and […]

Q&A with Greg Jacobs: Louder Than a Bomb

  The uplifting and inspiring documentary film Louder Than a Bomb follows four Chicago high school teams in their journey to compete in the world’s largest teen poetry slam, created by local nonprofit Young Chicago Authors that empowers youth through writing, publication and performance education. The feature film begins at the start of the school year, six months prior […]

Memories of 9/11: “The Day After”

  On September 11, 2001, I was 16 years old, a junior in high school. I remember wearing a long grey skirt and a bright red cotton top. It was a sunny day. It’s funny how those inconsequential details are so vivid. My mother came to pick me up from school. She was silently frantic, […]