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Poetry Out Loud Audio Archives: Keats

Poet John Keats by William Hilton. Image is in the public domain courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery

As National Poetry Month slowly comes to a close, I'd like to play a recording of the 2009 Poetry Out Loud State Champ from Missouri. Here's Pete Winfrey reciting Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci."

[audio:http://bigreadblog.arts.gov//audio/KeatsWinfrey.mp3]

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Which reminds me: are you ready? In just three weeks, the National Finals of the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest will happen on May 14 - 15 in Washington, DC. If you can't make it to DC for the show at the beautiful Sidney Harman Hall, do not fret, for it will be webcast live.

 

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