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Poetry slam competition puts a new focus on ancient art form

Thursday, August 2, 2012
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Mojavi Wright wants to win. And he thinks his team has the talent to do so. His sport? Poetry. Wright is the coach of the Nitty Gritty poetry slam team, which will compete in the National Poetry Slam in Charlotte, N.C., from Aug. 7 to 11. Based in Albany, the five-member team is an outgrowth of Nitty Gritty Slam, a poetry slam held at Valentine’s in Albany....

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