Need poetic license? ‘Slam’ champ opens doors at Durango High

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Need poetic license? ‘Slam’ champ opens doors at Durango High

Slam poetry is a “grand balance of truth and technique,” says Jovan Mays of Denver. Mays, part of a national champion poetry slam team, warmed up the crowd with two performances before a slam for high school students at the Durango Arts Center.
Animas High School sophomore Geoy Fisher was among those inspired by national champion Jovan Mays’ visit. Fischer, performing his poem, “Famous Last Words,” won the Durango High School-sponsored poetry slam Wednesday at the Durango Arts Center
Anger, humor, sadness. All emotions are in play for Jovan Mays of Denver, who was part of the 2011 national champion poetry slam team. He spent Wednesday at Durango High School in classrooms and giving two shows in the auditorium, then helped judge a slam for local high-schoolers Wednesday night at the Durango Arts Center.

Need poetic license? ‘Slam’ champ opens doors at Durango High

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Slam poetry is a “grand balance of truth and technique,” says Jovan Mays of Denver. Mays, part of a national champion poetry slam team, warmed up the crowd with two performances before a slam for high school students at the Durango Arts Center.
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Animas High School sophomore Geoy Fisher was among those inspired by national champion Jovan Mays’ visit. Fischer, performing his poem, “Famous Last Words,” won the Durango High School-sponsored poetry slam Wednesday at the Durango Arts Center
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Anger, humor, sadness. All emotions are in play for Jovan Mays of Denver, who was part of the 2011 national champion poetry slam team. He spent Wednesday at Durango High School in classrooms and giving two shows in the auditorium, then helped judge a slam for local high-schoolers Wednesday night at the Durango Arts Center.
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