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Poetry Out Loud streams live

posted by Karen McKevitt on Thu, Apr 14, 2011
in General theatre talk

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Hey, y'all know it's National Poetry Month, right? We wanted to let you know about this really cool event on April 28 and 29: the Poetry Out Loud national finals. It's the nation's largest youth poetry recitation contest in partnership with the NEA and the Poetry Foundation.

This year the Poetry Out Loud semifinals and finals will be webcast live right here, so you can check out these 53 talented teens compete for $50,000 in awards. The California representative is Robert Marchand, a senior at Pacific Grove High in Monterey County. In fact, Pacific Grove High has sent a state champion to the finals for the past three years. Robert is active in his high school's drama club, and likened reciting poetry to performing a monologue. (Hmm, we wonder if he's destined for the stage.)

Break a leg, Robert!

Robert-Marchand-369x500 Robert Marchand. Photo copyright Brian Baer,
courtesy of California Arts Council.

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