2015 Poetry Out Loud: Download Photos and Video

National Finals

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Casey Ryan Goggin, “A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown” by Walt Whitman

Maeva Ordaz, “Zacuanpapalotls” by Brenda Cardenas

Paris Stroud, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” by John Keats

PHOTOS

Large group of students on risers onstage

Meet the 2015 Poetry Out Loud State Champions! Photo by James Kegley
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Maeva Ordaz reciting at the microphone

2015 Poetry Out Loud National Champion and Alaska State Champion Maeva Ordaz. Photo by James Kegley
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Paris Stroud at the microphone

2015 Georgia Poetry Out Loud State Champion Paris J. Stroud, who was the second-place winner at the 2015 Poetry Out Loud National Finals. Photo by James Kegley
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Casey Goggin at the microphone

2015 North Carolina Poetry Out Loud State Champion Casey Ryan Goggin, who was the third-place winner at the 2015 Poetry Out Loud National Finals. Photo by James Kegley
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Robert Polito, Maeva Ordaz, Jane Chu

Poetry Foundation President Robert Polito, 2015 Poetry Out Loud National Champion and Alaska State Champion Maeva Ordaz, and NEA Chairman Jane Chu. Photo by James Kegley
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 Taylor Mali,  Robert Polito, Casey Ryan Goggin, Paris J. Stroud, Maeva Ordaz, Jane Chu.

2015 Poetry Out Loud Host Taylor Mali, Poetry Foundation President Robert Polito, third-place winner Casey Ryan Goggin, second-place winner Paris J. Stroud, 2015 Poetry Out Loud National Champion and Alaska State Champion Maeva Ordaz, and NEA Chairman Jane Chu. Photo by James Kegley
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Meva Ordaz with her trophy

2015 Poetry Out Loud National Champion Maeva Ordaz. Photo by James Kegley
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Semifinals

VIDEOS

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SEMIFINAL 1

Sarah Binau, "The Author to Her Book" by Anne Bradstreet

Owen Elphick, "One Hundred Love Sonnetts:XVII" by Pablo Neruda

Casey Ryan Goggin, "To Elise" by William Carlos Williams

SEMIFINAL 2

Emma Libersky, "American Solitude" by Grace Schulman

Paris J. Stroud, "The Death of Allegory" by Billy Collins

Ian Walls, "Hysteria" by Dionisio D. Martinez

SEMIFINAL 3

Levi Lakota Lowe, "They Feed, They Lion" by Philip Levine

Maeva Ordaz, "The Nail" by C.K. Williams

Sam Terry, Texas: "Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller

PHOTOS

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REGION 1

Sarah Binau at the microphone                  Sarah Binau at the microphone
Sarah Binau

Owen Elphic at the microphone                 Owen Elphic at the microphone
Owen Elphic

Casey Goggin at the microphone                Casey Goggin at the microphone
Casey Goggin

REGION 2

Emma Libersky at the microphone                 Emma Libersky at the microphone
Emma Libersky

Paris Stroud at the microphone              Paris Stroud at the microphone
Paris Stroud

Ian Walls at the microphone            Ian Walls at the microphone
Ian Walls

REGION 3

Levi Lakota Lowe at the microphone            Levi Lakota Lowe at the microphone
Levi Lakota Lowe

Maeva Ordaz at the microphone                 Maeva Ordaz at the microphone
Maeva Ordaz

Sam Terry at the microphone                Sam Terry at the microphone
Sam Terry