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Vancouver Poetry Slam: Not a Con and Not a Scam

Vancouver Poetry Slam Vancouver Poetry Slam

“That was very powerful. Thank you. It moved me,” nutmeggie37 said in her post.

“Wow, left me speechless,” Quinette Irabor followed.

OUCH! Thank you for your courage!” LoveChildLives concluded.

They were commenting on Lisa Slater’s reading of her winning poem, This Body at the Vancouver Poetry Slam, narrating a story of a young woman struggling with challenges of being overweight, emotionally and physically abused, trying to cope with wounds inflicted upon her and eventually resorting to eating more because “eating is the only comfort my body has ever known.”

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