Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Poetry Out Loud Finalists Announced



Period 1
CHAMPION
David Murray
Madmen
By Billy Collins

2nd Place
Mike Keating
Fallout
By David Bottoms
3rd Place (tied)
Connor Owens
A Blessing
By James Wright
&
Kacie Pombriant
And Soul
By Eavan Boland

Period 2
CHAMPION
Eric Leva
Rhapsody
By Frank O’Hara

2nd Place
Chelsea Rose
Chicago
By Carl Sandburg

3rd Place
Ted Klesaris
The Second Coming
By W.B. Yeats
Period 3
CHAMPION
Jessica Villalta
Domestic Violence
By Eavan Boland

2nd Place
Shay Shanu
Dulce Et Decorum Est
By Wilfred Owen

3rd Place
Dan Teo
"It was not death, for I stood up"
By Emily Dickinson

Period 4
CHAMPION
Barbara Wye
Calmly We Walk Through This April’s Day
By Delmore Shwartz

2nd Place
Samantha Simon
Phenomenal Woman
By Maya Angelou

3rd Place (tied)
Walter Kikuchi
Lions
By Sandra McPherson
&
Kevin Parker
War Is Kind
By Stephen Crane

Period 5
CHAMPION
Deepjyoti Deb
Psalm of Life
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2nd Place
Mathura Ravishankur
The Spider and the Fly
By Mary Howitt

3rd Place
Futaba Shioda
Why I Am Not a Painter
By Frank O’Hara

Period 6
CHAMPION
Abigail Sherburne
the mother
By Gwendolyn Brooks

2nd Place
Jenna Burke
Chicago
By Carl Sandburg
(Wild Card Winner)

3rd Place
Catie Riggs
The Pomegranite and the Big Crowd
By Alberto Rios

Period 7
CHAMPION
Maham Nadeem
The Strength of Fields
By James L. Dickey

2nd Place
Brianna Gainley
Without Regret
By Eleanor Wilnor

3rd Place
Amanda Harrigan
The Caged Bird
By Maya Angelou

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