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How Do You Get to Poetry Out Loud?

This time next week nine talented teens will be counting down the hours until they compete recitation by recitation to see who emerges as the 2016 Poetry Out Loud Champion. For 2015 champ Maeva Ordaz her win came down to perseverance, determination, and three stellar recitations. Here she is reciting John Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (one of last year's most-recited poems) and "Zacuanpapalotls" by Brenda Cardenas. See you next Tuesday and Wednesday where you can watch the 2016 Poetry Out Loud Semifinals and Finals events live on arts.gov. 

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