Poetry Out Loud is coming! If you live in the D.C. area, pencil this in:
THE 2008 NATIONAL FINALS:
APRIL 29, WASHINGTON, DC
The 2008 National Finals will be held at the George Washington University Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. Semifinal rounds will take place all-day on Monday, April 28 and the Finals will be held in the evening on Tuesday, April 29. Admission is free and open to the public.
If you live elsewhere, you can still attend your state's finals.
When the Poetry Out Loud participants recite a poem, they own it -- once you've memorized a poem, it's yours.
Here's a short one ... very easy to memorize!
by A.R. Ammons
Birds are flowers flying
and flowers perched birds.
Photo by Mila Zinkova