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Rapper, poet and columnist Dessa will perform a multi-genre show at 9:30 p.m. Friday at The Rex, 600 E. Superior St.

Dessa wrings words into poetry, song

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Dessa is a rapper, a poet and a magazine columnist.

She goes from a melodic R&B to in-your-face rhymes. Then she’s introspective and whispery for a Springsteen cover.

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She published “Pound of Steam” this past October — “The first (poetry) collection published by a proper entity with a professional editor critiquing and finessing my work,” she said.

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