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Award-winning slam poet visits area school

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

Gypsee Yo: Poetry slam

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

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.

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