On Saturday, September 24, three National POL finalists will take to the Poetry & Prose stage at the Library of Congress' National Book estival in Washington, DC. National Champion Ahkei Togun (VA), National 2nd Place Finalist Marta Palombo (GA), and National Finalist Neely Seems (WV) will recite poems and discuss their experience with Poetry Out Loud at 10:00 am this Saturday. If you are in the DC area, don't miss the chance to see these amazing students in action.
For more information and footage from POL events at last Book Festivals, visit http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/author/poetry_out_loud...
Also, check out this great article about Neely at the Festival from the Charleston Gazette-Mail http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20160918/GZ06...
Posted on 09.19.16
From the Olympics to baseball playoffs to the start of the football season, sports are in full swing. Did you know that poetry was once an olympic sport?
The Arrow and the Song Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Old Men Playing Basketball BH Fairchild
Makin' Jump Shots Michael S. Harper
Equus Caballus Joel Nelson
Always Something More Beautiful Stephen Dunn
To An Athlete Dying Young AE Housman
Sea Fever John Masefield
Learning to Swim Bob Hicok
Analysis of Baseball May Swenson
Clothespins Stuart Dybek
We’re Human Beings Jill McDonough
Sign for My Father, Who Stressed the Bunt David Bottoms
Wide Receiver Mark Halliday
Football Louis Jenkins
Posted on 08.15.16
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