2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals and Semifinals Photos and Video

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FINALS
(May 1, 2019)

PHOTOS

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2019 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Isabella Callery from Minnesota
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Poetry Foundation President Henry Bienen, 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Isabella Callery, and National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter.
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2019 Poetry Out Loud second-place finalist Scottlynn Ernestine Ballard from Illinois, 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Isabella Callery from Minnesota, and 2019 Poetry Out Loud third-place finalist Alejandro J. Campo from Georgia.
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2019 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Isabella Callery from Minnesota
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2019 Poetry Out Loud second-place finalist Scottlynn Ernestine Ballard from Illinois
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2019 Poetry Out Loud third-place finalist Alejandro J. Campo from Georgia.
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2019 Poetry Out Loud State Champions

 
 

FINALS
(May 1, 2019)

VIDEOS

Isabella Callery (MN) - "Abecedarian Requiring Further Examination of Anglikan Seraphym Subjugation of a Wild Indian Rezervation" by Natalie Diaz 
Isabella Callery (MN) - "Thoughtless Cruelty" by Charles Lamb
Scottlynn Ernestine Ballard (IL) - "Self-Help" by Michael Ryan
Alejandro J. Campo (GA) - "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold

Announcement of the Winners: Elizabeth Acevedo

 
 


 

SEMI-FINALS
(April 30, 2019)

PHOTOS

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REGION 1

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Maine State Champion João Rodrigues Victor (Lewiston High School)
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Massachusetts State Champion Rose E. Hansen (Norwell High School)
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Vermont State Champion Vera Escaja-Heiss (South Burlington High School)

 

REGION 2

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Georgia State Champion Alejandro J. Campo (Flowery Branch High School)
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Illinois State Champion Scottlynn Ernestine Ballard (Edwardsville High School)
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Kansas State Champion Khadija Ceesay (Olathe South High School)

 

REGION 3

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Hawaii State Champion Maggie Odom (Le Jardin Academy)
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Minnesota State Champion Isabella Callery (Arcadia Charter School)
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South Dakota State Champion Gage Gramlick (Lincoln High School)

 
 

SEMI-FINALS
(April 30, 2019)

VIDEOS

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Region 1

Vera Escaja-Heiss (VT) - "To Solitude" by Alice Cary
João Rodrigues Victor (ME) - "The Light of Stars" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Rose E. Hansen (MA) - "Often rebuked, yet always back returning" by Emily Bronte

Region 2

Alejandro Campo (GA) - "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold
Scottlynn Ernestine Ballard (IL) - "Ode" by Arthur O'Shaughnessy
Khadija Ceesay (KS) - "Epitaph" by Katherine Phillips

Region 3

Maggie Odom (HI) - "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus
Isabella Callery (MN) - "Thoughtless Cruelty" by Charles Lamb
Gage Gramlick (SD) - "Where did the handsome beloved go?" by Jalal al-Din Rumi