Friday, March 6, 2009

BHS Poet Laureate David Murray Heads To Poetry Out Loud State Semifinals

David Murray, the 2009 Burlington High School poet laureate, will compete in the Massachusetts state semi-finals this Saturday, March 7 at the Framingham Temple Association on 404 Concord Street in Framingham from 9:30 to 1 pm.

He will declaim both poems that he performed at the BHS finals: "Madmen" by Billy Collins and William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 116." He has also prepared a third poem, "Knucks" by Carl Sandburg, which he will use if he advances to the state finals on Sunday, March 8 from 9:30 - 1 pm at the Old South Meeting House in Boston. You can click here to see David's performance of "Madmen" from the BHS Finals.

Previous winners have done well at the state semi-finals. Zach Davis was the BHS representative to the Poetry Out Loud state semi-finals in 2007, and Briana Bensenouci advanced to the Massachusetts

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