The three poets
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Three teenagers represent Birmingham at poetry slam

Three teenage friends, who were once on the fringes of gang culture, are representing Birmingham in a national poetry competition.

Sherika and Anora, 16, and Shaneequa, who is 17, are performing at Poetry Slam, an event at the Barbican in London.

Midlands Today's Sarah Falkland spoke to them and Amy Freeman, a police intervention worker.