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Poetry Slams Through Nonprofit Global Writes Spur Student Literacy In The South Bronx

03/25/2011 12:25 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

n the South Bronx, the birthplace of hip hop, the art of spitting rhymes is alive and well—in the form of competitive performance poetry. Local nonprofit Global Writes teaches middle and high school students the fine art of the poetry slam by bringing working poets into English classes for 32-week sessions.

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