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#dplwrites for National Poetry Month

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Starting the first day of April, writers and readers all over the country will be celebrating National Poetry Month. Whether it’s attending organized poetry readings, donating books to academic institutions and after-school programs, or, a DPL favorite, participating in the 30 for 30 writing series, NPM is a chance for everyone to appreciate poetry and […]

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2016 Semis #2

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OOOOOF! We thought last week’s first semi bout was fire – this was just as amazing! The six competing poets included two poets new to slam and four veterans: Alyesha, Shyla, Rudy, Saint, Myron, and Tevin. And all gave amazing performances. The DPL audience was familiar with the work these poets put up on stage […]

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We Kickoff Semis 2016

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It was such a dope, DOPE night – then again, isn’t every night at DPL? Yesterday was the first of two semifinal bouts to make it to finals and eventually, the five coveted spots on the DPL slam team that will compete at the National Poetry Slam in Decatur, GA in August. The poets who […]