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Your Favorite Poetry Princess

Gaelyn Smith is an actress, poet, and twerking enthusiast who has a thing for black men with clean sneakers and nice smiles. She is an Alumna of Syracuse University. 

In high school, she was a member and captain of the Madeira School Slam Poetry Team. She also was a member of the DC Youth Slam Team in 2015 and 2016. She returned as a coach in 2017.  She has also competed as an individual poet. During her time as a competitive poet she won:

  • Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) 2015 and 2016

  • The Northern Virginia Invitational Slam 2015-2016 school year

  • 2016 DC Youth Slam Team Grand Slam Champion

  • Syracuse University Verbal Blend Take the Mic Slam Fall 2016

She has performed at Busboys and Poets, Syracuse University and the Soweto and South African State Theatres (South Africa). Her first collection of poems is entitled Black Girl Be Light.

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