Growing Concerns Poetry Collective fuses lyrical, narrative, and hip-hop poetry with original music and soundscape to create performance that is greater than the sum of its parts.
The collective began in January 2017 in an apartment above a flowershop in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Within a year, they would perform at venues and with organizations across Chicago including NPR’s Tiny Desk On The Road Tour and The Art Institute. In August 2017, the group released its inaugural album WE HERE: Thank You For Noticing. In January 2018, they published their first book, Five Fifths through Candor Arts.