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Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest put on by the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. High school students across the country memorize classic and contemporary poems and then compete head-to-head in live events. Mead High School student Jordan Mattox was this year’s Washington State Champion. She was scheduled to compete at the National Competition in Washington, D.C. at the end of April which has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

So, as a special showcase, we’re going to share a few features from the last two years’ Regional Poetry Out Loud events.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.
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