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When Natasha Sajé was a young college student, she asked a poetry professor if she had any talent. He kindly told her no; however, she was not dissuaded. After attending other poetry workshops and writing groups, Ms. Sajé has come to believe that everyone has talent—and everyone should pursue their passions.
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