Congratulations to all of the participants in the 2016 Louder Than A Bomb Florida (LTABFLA) festival.  Instead of highlighting a poet this week, we are releasing the 16 advancing teams and times for the Team Seminfinals on Saturday, April 9th! There will be four semifinal bouts, one each at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm at […]

Congratulations to Craig Heyne who is this week’s #WordCrushWednesday winner! Craig is 18 years old and from Sunrise, FL. He is a senior at Nova High School and very involved in many different extracurricular activities such as Poetry, drama, debate, and speech. He is currently graduating and looking to attend Illinois State University. Please enjoy […]

Juana Castro our #WordCrushWednesday winner and also better known as the South Florida Youth Poet Laureate. Juanita is a double major in English and Political Science at NSU, a bluapple intern, and a devoted dog lover/pizza eater in her free time. Please enjoy her piece “Womanhood” in honor of women’s history month. Womanhood   What […]

This is a special #WordCrushWednesday winner! In honor of Women’s History Month we have selected our very own bluapple Teching Artist Sherrika Mitchell! Jamaican-born Sherrika was gifted in the arts from the start, but it wasn’t until high school that she found her love for poetry. Continuing her education as a graduate student at Florida […]

Congratulations to Rokita Raysor our first ever Middle School #WordCrushWednesday Recipient! Rokita attends Deerfield Beach Middle is old school all the way; she has a huge appreciation for the legends of music such as Tupac and Aaliyah. Also Rokita is an avid writer and a pursuer of her dreams. Please give it up for our […]

We would like to congratulate Isabella “Bella” Wallace for being this week’s #WordCrushWednesday winner! Bella is a 9th grade student who currently attends Western High School and loves to write. Although a more timid spirit, her words are nothing to be taken lightly. Please enjoy Bella’s spotlighted poem I promise. I can’t promise you that […]

This week’s #WordCrushWednesday featured poet is a 10th grade student who currently attends Hollywood hills high school. Laudz Fenelus, also known as Queen Spoken,  is not only a passionate poet but also has a voice like no other. Often Laudz incorporates her love of music into her poetry, making the emotion and connection so much greater. […]

This week’s #WordCrushWednesday featured poet is a Junior at Northeast High School and an avid writer. Rebecca Rubin has been performing poetry since 6th grade and also has a passion for dancing as well. This week we will showcase her poem entitled Bottle of Sins.   Bottle of Sins Piece- I swallow red rum and roll […]

This week’s #WordCrushWednesday featured poet is a South Plantation High School Senior and now a two-time #WordCrushWednesday winner D’Andria Smith. D’Andria is 18 and is still focused on her goal of being an award winning writer. She has now become involved in poetry readings around the South Florida area such as BACA. She is young […]

Congratulations to this week’s #WordCrushWednesday winner Tendai “Tendays” Chafa-Govha, a senior from Flanagan High School. Tendai is a new and fresh poet will competing in the upcoming Louder Than A Bomb Event for the first time. Today we highlight his poem entitled ” We, Hopeless And Tired W.H.A.T?” Black don’t crack but sadly, We still […]