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Open Mic Fridays We set the scene in Mr. Ward's high school English classroom in bronx masquerade middle of the Bronx, New York.

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I ordered duck in orange sauce. How do you know when a book is finished? The English teacher, Mr. Bronx masquerade, accepts a set of poems from Wesley, his response to a month of reading poetry from the Harlem Renaissance.

Bronx Masquerade

Soon there's an open-mike bronx masquerade reading, sponsored by Mr. Ward, every month, and then later, every week. The chapters in the students' voices alternate with the poem read by that student, defiant, shy, terrified.