Friday, May 2, 2008

Poetry Out Loud

Did anyone catch the recap of the poetry out loud match on sportscenter last night? Anyone? Just kidding. It wasn't on sportscenter. I don't think. I don't really watch ESPN. But these kids do have poetry coaches. How great a job is that?

The winner of the 3rd Annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation contest is 16 year old Shawntay Henry of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Her winning performance was a recitation of Robert E. Hayden's poem Frederick Douglass. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go figure out how I can be both a poetry coach and an ice cream taste tester when I grow up.

Frederick Douglass by Robert E. Hayden

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  1. SHUT UP! I want to be a poetry coach! How awesome would it be to get paid to sit around and rhyme things all day!?

  2. My students are reciting poems on Monday and I'm afraid that my coaching skills are lacking. I have one kid insisting on using an English accent (and a bad one at that).

    By the way, I loved the Pixie post. I went home this weekend and it was so sad when she didn't run out to greet me as usual. My dad buried her next to Boomer.

  3. English accent--too funny!

    And Pixie, sigh, yep, I miss seeing her sunbathing by the road at your mom and dad's house and her sitting on granny's porch :(


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