Download Photos and Video of 2018 Poetry Out Loud National Finals and Semifinals

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FINALS
(April 25, 2018)

PHOTOS

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2018 Poetry Out Loud State Champions
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2018 Poetry Out Loud National Champion and South Carolina State Champion Janae Claxton
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National Endowment for the Arts Senior Deputy Chairman Mary Anne Carter, 2018 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Janae Claxton, and Poetry Foundation Program Director Stephen Young.
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2018 Poetry Out Loud runner-up and Hawaii State Champion Nicholas Amador, 2018 Poetry Out Loud third-place finalist and Nebraska State Champion Hope Stratman, and 2018 Poetry Out Loud National Champion and South Carolina State Champion Janae Claxton.
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2018 Poetry Out Loud National Champion and South Carolina State Champion Janae Claxton
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2018 Poetry Out Loud runner-up and Hawaii State Champion Nicholas Amador
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2018 Poetry Out Loud third-place finalist and Nebraska State Champion Hope Stratman

 

FINALS
(April 25, 2018)

VIDEOS

Janae Claxton (SC), “A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General” by Jonathan Swift

Nicholas Amador (HI), “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus

Hope Stratman (NE), “To Solitude” by Alice Cary

 
 

SEMI-FINALS
(April 24, 2018)

PHOTOS

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Massachusetts State Champion Xiadi Zhai (Boston Latin School)
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South Carolina State Champion Janae Claxton (First Baptist School of Charleston)
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Vermont State Champion Vera Escaja-Heiss (South Burlington High School)

 

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Kentucky State Champion Kiara A. Jones (Elizabethtown High School)
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Nebraska State Champion Hope Stratman (V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School)
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Puerto Rico State Champion Matías Coss Hernández (University of Puerto Rico High School)

 

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Arizona State Champion Sophia Weinzinger (Coconino High School)
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Hawaii State Champion Nicholas Amador (Punahou School)
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North Dakota State Champion Maria Modi Tuya (Fargo North High School)

 

 

SEMI-FINALS
(April 24, 2018)

VIDEOS

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REGION 1

Xiadi Zhai (MA), “The World is Too Much With Us” by William Wordsworth

Janae Claxton (SC), “A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General” by Jonathan Swift

Vera Escaja-Heiss (VT), “I Remember, I Remember” by Thomas Hood

REGION 2

Kiara A. Jones (KY), “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

Hope Stratman (NE), “To Solitude” by Alice Cary

Matías Coss Hernández (PR), “The Conqueror Worm“ by Edgar Allan Poe

REGION 3

Sophia Weinzinger (AZ), “Dirge in the Woods” by George Meredith

Nicholas Amador (HI), “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus

Maria Modi Tuya (ND), “April Love” by Ernest Dowson