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Award-winning slam poet visits area school

POSTED: November 15, 2013 11:46 p.m.

Poet Jonida Beqo, also known as Gypsee Yo, performs Friday for Da Vinci Academy and World Language Academy eighth-grade students. Her performance primarily focused on the human experience and bullying. The award-winning slam poet, based in Atlanta, also conducted some writing exercises with students, who are finishing up a unit in poetry. Slam poetry is performed in front of an audience, often during a competition between poets, with emphasis put on not just what the poem says but how it is delivered.

Gypsee Yo: Poetry slam

Slam poet Gypsee Yo does at presentation at The Da Vinci Academy. Yo came to the United States from Albania.

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