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Slam poetry: rebel child of traditional poetry

Slam poetry: rebel child of traditional poetry

Lauren Gentile and Serena Paulson

February 18, 2014

A young girl steps up to a microphone nearly as tall as she is, avoiding eye contact with the others in the room. She shuffles her feet, twists her fingers in her hair, and finally straightens up to meet the microphone. The room is buzzing with whispers and hushed voices. And then the girl speaks, and...