Originally broadcast 04/30/2014
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Local Talk ends National Poetry Month with a bit of a "slam" featuring 4 local poets: Jim Coppoc, Xavier Cavazos, Jennifer L. Knox and Claire Kruesel. In between poems, Jim Coppoc shares the history of poetry slams nationwide and in the town of Ames, and describes the scene at Ames Poetry Revival, the poetry slam / music jam that happens the first Tuesday of each month at DG's Taphouse. Host Greta Anderson also checks in with the poets on what drives them to keep pulsing out poems.