Photos: Poetry Out Loud

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tyee Dunlap of Thunder Mountain High School recites "Like Rousseau" by Amiri Baraka during the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest on Monday at the Juneau Arts and Cultural Center. Dunlap, a sophomore, was one of seven state-wide contestants competing in the event. David Dunker provides translation into sign language in the background.

Caitlin Woolsey of Sitka High School recites "The New Decalogue" by Ambrose Bierce during the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. Woolsey won the event. Woolsey will go on to compete in the national event April 27-28 in Washington, DC. The first place prize is a $20,000 scholarship from the sponsors, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

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