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The five best poetry slams with a message

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Jess Green's spoken word poem Dear Mr Gove has become a web sensation what other political poetry had a similar impact?

"Anything can be a slaaaam poooeeeem if you say it like thiiis," says Amy Poehler's formidable character Leslie Knope in NBC's Parks and Recreation. Style can often trump substance in performance poetry, but Jess Green has managed to buck this trend with Dear Mr Gove.

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