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Poetry out loud: Spoken word brings poetry to life

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One by one, the list of words on the chalkboard grew as Ibrahima Kaba went around the room, asking the dozen people at a poetry workshop Tuesday night to each contribute a word.


Abundant. Lunar. Goat. Yearn. Toupee. Trickery.

The assignment: Come up with a three-line poem, using at least two words from the list in each line -- then recite it out loud

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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