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from The Poetry Outloud Anthology

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.

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On this edition of The Poets Weave, I’m reading poems from the Poetry Out Loud Anthology.

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation program, sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation, and State Arts agencies across the US, which encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance.

I had the pleasure to be a judge at this year’s Indiana State Competition held in February, where finalists from high schools across the state competed. This year’s winner from Indiana is Elise Lockwood of University High School of Indiana, Carmel, and she will represent Indiana in Washington D.C., competing in the National Finals competition on April 25-27, 2010.

More information about the 2010 Indiana Poetry Out Loud Competition, including video from the event, can be found at the Indiana Arts Commission’s website.

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