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A University of Ottawa student, inspired by her commute from the suburbs, wrote her complaints about OC Transpo’s service down as lyrics, set them to “Bodak Yellow,” and graced Ottawa with “Bodak Transpo.”

Slam poetry or a ‘slam’ is simply the competition between fellow poets, and allows for individual or group performances. The performers and the audience resonate through each other, and vicariously experience what the poets have to share. Through a dance of words it forms a discussion or a debate where the winner is chosen by judges who are typically advocates of the art.

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