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Notable Quotable: Jonathan Tucker's Advice for Young Poets

"We want our students to be reflections of the poems that they write and make sure that they’re writing a life that they want to live and not just writing what they see. I mean we do have to write what we see a lot. But that power that their voice has to affect other people and to change the way people see themselves I think is one of the first lessons that they get. The other advice that I give is showing up. Showing up is 90 percent of life. And too often people don’t show up for things or just bow out for their own comfort or their own convenience. But just showing up and being there and being present can make a difference." -- Jonathan Tucker, DC Youth Slam Team Coordinator

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