The Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam, started in Chicago in 2001, was created to give young people a forum to speak out and to be heard. The poetry contest was brought to Cincinnati in 2015, enabling young people in our region to hear one another’s stories and share experiences through spoken word performances.
For National Poetry Month, Barbara Gray welcomes in Reba Hennessy, the development and communication director for WordPlay, the youth literacy organization in Northside, and Solomon Booker, a student poet and part of their Scribes program.
Kelly Blewett kicks off National Poetry Month with special guest Caitlin Doyle. The local poet talks about early influences, reads and analyzes some of her poetry, and also discusses "The Cincinnati Review" publication.