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SLAMS: Poetry and Applause Meters

Is it?  Is it unhealthy to hook poetry up to an applause meter?  Is it healthier to keep it locked up in university ivory towers, like so much of it is these days?  Marc Kelly Smith was thinking about all … Continue reading

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Marc Kelly Smith: Slams and Old Coats

Marc Kelly Smith was born and raised on the Southeast Side of Chicago, near the South Chicago Steel Works, which employed both his grandfather and, briefly, his father.  Smith attended (but didn’t finish) college, married, had three children, and worked … Continue reading

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