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Hill Central Poets Slam Into Action

by Lucy Gellman | Apr 13, 2017 7:48 am

Lucy Gellman Photo Tyrese Dejesus ran onto the stage of Hill Central and lifted both hands in the air. He puffed out his chest and took a quick, deep breath. Then he looked out into a swelling audience, ready to make an announcement.

“I am not a poet!” he declared.

His peers raised their eyebrows and cocked their heads to listen closely. A few looked as though they were ready to call his bluff. Others waited to hear more.

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