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Toronto Poet Slamming Stereotypes

Poetry has always been a traditional means of creative expression... But today, Toronto youth are slamming tradition in favour of more modern poetry. A poetry slam is a competition in which poets recite socially motivated pieces on topics as diverse as racism and mental health... And with April being national poetry month, there are many opportunities to hear slam and classic poetry at events across the city. Homegrown poet Greg "Ritallin" Frankson is performing tonight at the Roots Lounge Canadian Indies Slam Fundraiser to benefit his trip to the 2012 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in Vancouver at the end of April...Greg Frankson joined Laura Di Battista to talk about the state of his art. Listen audio (runs 5:40)

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