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US teenagers flock to live poetry events


Live performance poetry appears to be becoming more popular in America, especially among teenagers.

The BBC's Jane O'Brien went to Poetry Out Loud in Washington, a national competition aimed at reviving the oral art form, to find out what is capturing the participants' imagination.


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