G Cover Poetry slam fosters hope ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Solome Nakimuli and Sarah Eustache of Cambridge Rindge and Latin celebrated after Eustache's performance in the preliminary round of the Louder Than a Bomb competition. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Maddie Payne from Cambridge Ringe and Latin performed. The poetry slam competition draws its name from a 1988 Public Enemy song. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Rebecca Blaustein of Newburyport High School performed in the preliminary round. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Sam Given, Becca Blaustein, Aisha Chodat, and Blake Quintal from Newburyport High School performed. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Porsha Olayiwola, a Codman Academy team coach, worked with student Ogechi Okwologu before the competition. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Codman Academy student Shaheem Durham during practice. The concept behind the competition is that words can foster healing. Barry Chin/Globe Staff “Once you’re labeled as a poet,” said Codman Academy’s Shawntell Usher, “there’s pride in knowing that people know what your talent is.” Barry Chin/Globe Staff The Codman Academy poetry slam team at its rehearsal.