POETRY IS A DISH BEST SERVED LOUD


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Every year, thousands of high school students nationwide compete in Poetry Out Loud, a poetry recitation contest. SUNY hosts the regional competition, which is organized by the Brooklyn-based Teachers and Writers Collaborative — and the New York City regional finals were held on February 5 at good old FIT.

Admittedly, Hue went in with modest expectations. How good could high school students be, right?

The answer: MAGNIFICENT.

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Kiki Giannoulas exults in her performance.

Their voices were surprisingly mature, their readings full of emotion. The poetry, selected from an anthology of 800 choices, blossomed under their skilled interpretation. Half the students could have been professional actors. Hue didn’t want these poems to end.

Shanelle Webster won the contest with "Testimonial" by Rita Dove.

Shanelle Webster won the Poetry Out Loud regional contest with “Testimonial” by Rita Dove.

Four judges, poets themselves, judged the performances based on physical presence, voice and articulation, and other criteria. Accuracy was also extremely important — and very few students flubbed a line. If Hue had been judging, all the students would have been winners.

Maggie Capozzoli-Cavota took second place with "Famous" by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Maggie Capozzoli-Cavota took second place with “Famous” by Naomi Shihab Nye.

The judges included three poets: Reginald Harris, Professor Amy Lemmon (left), and Jeanne Marie Beaumont (second from left). Amy Swauger, director of Teachers & Writers Collaborative, also judged.

The judges included three poets: Reginald Harris, Professor Amy Lemmon (left), and Jeanne Marie Beaumont (second from left). Amy Swauger, director of Teachers & Writers Collaborative (third from left), also judged.

 

 

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