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Boston hosts the National Poetry Slam again

City hosting poetry competition for the second time in three years

CAMBRIDGE — “Dear Walt Disney,” the young man begins after walking up to the microphone. He’s 24, but he’s still having a hard time with the death of Mufasa in “The Lion King.”

The crowd, nearing the end of another Sunday night poetry slam at the Lizard Lounge, is with him from his comically anguished opening words, laughing and shouting encouragement.

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