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Julia Oxenreider, runner-up by one point in the Poetry Slam, belts out an impassioned performance in the second round. Laurie Swenson | Bemidji Pioneer

Diverse voices in Poetry Slam

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BEMIDJI — From college students to senior citizens, Tuesday night’s Poetry Slam was an eclectic experience for the 75 people who filled the basement of the Keg ‘N’ Cork.

The Poetry Slam, sponsored by the Bemidji Public Library, brought to the stage 14 contestants, most of whom had never competed in a poetry slam before.

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Laurie Swenson
Laurie Swenson is a reporter/copy editor for the Bemidji Pioneer. She has been with the Pioneer since 2004.
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