2015 Poetry Out Loud Semifinal Region 2

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Region 2 Semifinal
1:00 pm-4:00 pm EDT

Nebraska
Amanda Pohlman
''There Are Birds Here'' by Jamaal May
''Mad Song'' by William Blake

Arkansas
Carol Pollard
''a song in the front yard'' by Gwendolyn Brooks
''The Bones of My Father'' by Etheridge Knight

Wisconsin
Ian Walls
"The American Soldier" by Philip Freneau
"Hysteria" by Dionisio D. Martínez

Mississippi
Joy Cariño
''It Isn’t Me'' by James Lasdun
''To David, About His Education'' by Howard Nemerov

Indiana
Emma Libersky
"A March in the Ranks Hard‐Prest, and the Road Unknown'' by Walt Whitman
''Ode on a Grecian Urn'' by John Keats

Puerto Rico
Roberto Jr. Claudio Montes
''On Monsieur’s Departure'' by Queen Elizabeth I
''Danse Russe'' by William Carlos Williams

Kentucky
Haley Bryan
''Domestic Situation'' by Ernest Hilbert
''For Love'' by Robert Creeley

Georgia
Paris J. Stroud
''The Death of Allegory'' by Billy Collins
''Ode on a Grecian Urn'' by John Keats

Louisiana
Kyla Rose Bates
"I'm a Fool to Love You" by Cornelius Eady
"I felt a Funeral, in my Brain" by Emily Dickinson

Tennessee
Grace Whitten
''The Applicant'' by Sylvia Plath
''Make a Law So That the Spine Remembers Wings'' by Larry Levis

Missouri
Maya Michelle Bryant
"Self Help'' by Michael Ryan
''The Ocean'' by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Michigan
Coral Brantly
''The Gaffe'' by C.K. Williams
''Song for the Last Act'' by Louise Bogan

Oklahoma
Edson Alvarado
''Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg'' by Richard Hugo
"A March in the Ranks Hard‐Prest, and the Road Unknown'' by Walt Whitman

Illinois
Annabelle Emuze
''Celebration for June 24'' by Thomas McGrath
''The Blackstone Rangers'' by Gwendolyn Brooks

Florida
Baxter R. Murrell
''Baudelaire'' by Delmore Schwartz
''A Locked House'' by W.D. Snodgrass

Alabama
Nicole Louw
''Memory as a Hearing Aid'' by Tony Hoagland
''On Virtue'' by Phillis Wheatley

Kansas
Leanne Chun
''The Pulley'' by George Herbert
''And Soul'' by Eavan Boland

Iowa
Josie Kasik
''For the young who want to'' by Marge Piercy
''Abandoned Farmhouse'' by Ted Kooser