Saturday, June 18, 2005

Better than spelling bees

Why didn't they have National Poetry Recitation Contests when I was in school?

"More than four thousand students at ten Washington-area schools, and thousands more at approximately forty schools in Chicago, participated in the program. The events featured several rounds of competition, in which students recited poems and were judged on stage presence, inflection, accuracy, and how well they appeared to understand the meaning of the poem. "

Very cool. I hope this increases the number of readers of poetry. There are so many good poems out there...

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