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LitLive asked 5 spoken word artists to submit a performance text then assigned each artist another’s text. They all recorded their interpretations. This is Swap & Cover. Over the next two weeks, LitLive will post more entries and artist information. Come back. Part 1: RC Weslowski covers Ian Keteku's It Is All I Know

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As 2013 gets underway, the spoken word community in Halifax, Nova Scotia is poised to have one of its best years in a long while. With Word Iz Bond’s Speak! series entering its 13th season and a few new regular nights up and running there are more opportunities than ever before for poets on the East Coast to come out and play.

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Twelve years ago in my CEGEP English class, my teacher attempted to teach thirty very apathetic eighteen year-olds about the twentieth century literary currents that lead to Postmodernism by handing out package of poems by various writers: Tristan Tzara, William Carlos Williams, Frank O’Hara, and at the back, a recent poem, “a car wash the size of a peach” by Jonathan Goldstein.

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