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Imani Davis is a student of many things. Currently a senior at Longwood High School, where she is the president of its Literary Club, she hopes to never stop the process of growth. She was a two-time finalist in the annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam and is a current member of Urban Word NYC’s Youth Board. She was also First Runner Up in the New York City Youth Poet Laureate Slam. Notably, she has shared her work at the Apollo Theater, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Nuyorican Poets’ Café, and New York University. Her poetry has been awarded by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and The Truth Urban Theater Group. She believes that the most human thing we can do is learn.
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