Kenwood Academy's Epic Sound slam team
More than 900 high school students from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs participated in this year's Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam, now in its 13th year. Printers Row followed Epic Sound, Kenwood Academy's team, as they spent months writing and practicing for the tournament. Here are photos from rehearsals and their first bout.
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Kenwood Academy student Ike Nwoye
Kenwood Academy student Ike Nwoye recites his poem while preparing for the annual Louder Than a Bomb poetry tournament, Thursday Feb. 21, 2013. (Abel Uribe/ Chicago Tribune)