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Slam Poet Marc Kelly Smith Gives a Taste of the Genre

As slam poetry moves more into the mainstream, Marc Kelly Smith, host of the weekly Uptown Poetry Slam, explains what makes a good, and bad, slam poet.

Events:
Marc Kelly Smith Reads
Saturday and Sunday 
Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest

The Uptown Poetry Slam

Sunday evening at 7
Green Mill Lounge

Poets Haki R. Madhubuti, Opal Moore and others will celebrate the life of  Gwendolyn Brooks with a slam poetry performance
Tonight 
Chicago State University

Interlude: Gwendolyn Brooks, "We Real Cool", from the CD Box Set Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work 1888-2006, (Shout Factory records)

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