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Every year, hundreds gather for the National Poetry Slam. These poetic performers sometimes drop iambic pentameter, other times they go for free verse. Four Las Vegans will be making the trip to Boston later in August for the competition, something Las Vegas teams have never won. They join us to share what it’s like to recite and perform poems for points and what winning could mean for the city’s reputation.

 

 

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