The Pen Isn't Mightier Than the Sword, but It Very Much Matters

Big Shoulders is proud to share another write-up on the positive impact How Long Will I Cry  continues to have on Chicago communities plagued by violence. Chicago Tribune reporter Rick Kogan explores how writing, reading, poetry and the arts can aide the fight against gun violence. In the article, Kogan interviews Kevin Coval, director of Young Chicago Authors and founder of the Louder Than A Bomb poetry festival; Shawn Shiflett, author and professor at Columbia College; as well as Big Shoulders own Miles Harvey. The interviews demonstrate the power for the literary arts to raise awareness, process trauma, and unite the city. Big Shoulders couldn't be more honored to included in such an exceptional list of Chicago activists.

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