-- profiled in this week's cover story "Slam, Bam, Thank you, Ma'am
" -- has performed poetry for more than a decade, and slammed competitively since 2006. Onstage, the Denver artist augments both her voice and her physical stature, increasing both her volume and her height as her message comes across. Her rotating list of performance poems numbers in the hundreds at this point, but some of her pieces have become staples. Click through to watch Smith perform "Lazarus," her most well-known piece, and two other poems.
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