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Judging the Poetry Out Loud Regional Contest–how I got through it

Once again this year I judged a regional Poetry Outloud contest. It’s sponsored by The Poetry Foundation, State art agencies, and the National Endowment for the Arts. It’s now in its sixth year of national competition. Melissa Crockett Mustain, director of The Jacoby Art Center in Alton, organized the event. I love that the students […]

Poetry Out Loud Video Highights from AHS Competition

Last Saturday I was one of a panel of four judges for the regional Poetry Out Loud contest at Alton High School (Illinois). My fellow judges included the city editor of the Telegraph newspaper, a popular radio host, and the Madison County tax assessor. It was both fun and funny to be part of this […]