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An Evening of Performance Poetry

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April is National Poetry Month.

Last week the Adirondack Center for Writing brought three poets from New York City and Chicago to the Saranac Lake Campus of North Country Community College for an evening of performance poetry. Performance poetry isn't a poetry slam, necessarily, and it's not a poetry reading, either. There's nothing like the energy in a room when a performance poet is up there--in famous performance poetry venues like the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe and the Bowery Poetry club, it's common practice for the audience to react during the performance, calling out, or clapping. But even here in the North Country, where the audience tends to stay in their seats, the atmosphere was electric. These three poets were on.

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Natasha Haverty
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