Crane High School Poet Advances to Louder Than A Bomb Indy Finals!

Chicago Poetry Center is excited to announce that Taisaun Levi from from the Crane High School slam team (aka Poetic Deviance) has advanced to Louder Than A Bomb’s Indy Finals!  The poets that compete in the Indy Finals are those who had the highest scoring solo poems during the preliminary and Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals competitions.

Indy Finals will be held at the DuSable Museum of African American History on March 15th!


Our Poets with Class after school residency at Crane High School is made possible with the gracious support of the Springboard Foundation and our partners at Youth Guidance!

For more information about Poets with Class touring and in-school programs (workshops and performances), or competition prep and coaching: email



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.