Louder Than a Bomb (SIFF Teen Slam Poetry Movie)

SIFF is proud to present Louder Than A Bomb at SIFF Cinema from May 6-12. Director Jon Siskel and poet Lamar Jorden are expected to attend Friday and Saturday screenings. As a special treat, there will be local poets performing before the 7:30pm screenings:
May 6 will feature Lamar Jorden, Donte Johnson, and Raven
May 7 will feature Lamar Jorden, Devin McDonald, and Raven

Louder Than A Bomb
Presented as part of Giant Magnet’s 25th Anniversary International Children’s Festival and co-presented by Town Hall Seattle
louderthanabomb2May 6-12
Daily 7:30pm / Friday 5:30pm, 9:30pm / Sunday 2:00pm
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Founded in 2001, “Louder Than a Bomb” is the only event of its kind in the country-a youth poetry slam built from the beginning around teams. Rather than emphasize individual poets and performances, the structure demands that kids work collaboratively with their peers, presenting, critiquing, and rewriting their pieces. To succeed, teams have to create an environment of mutual trust and support. For many kids, being a part of this-in an academic context-is life-changing. Louder Than a Bomb chronicles the stereotype-confounding stories of four teams as they prepare for and compete in the 2008 event.

SIFF Cinema is located at 321 Mercer Street at 3rd Avenue, McCaw Hall, in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at Seattle Center.


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About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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