2014 Poetry Out Loud Finals Schedule

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 pm EDT

Idaho
Savina Magdalena Barini
"A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" by John Donne
"Passing" by Toi Derricotte
"I, Too" by Langston Hughes*

Louisiana
BreAnna LaVerne Smith
"At the New Year" by Kenneth Patchen
"Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"The Way It Sometimes Is" by Henry Taylor*

Missouri
Thomas K. Fields
"Sestina: Like" by A.E. Stallings
"The Canonization" by John Donne
"The Way It Sometimes Is" by Henry Taylor*

New Jersey
Natasha Simone Vargas
"Ecology" by Jack Collom
"A Locked House" by W.D. Snodgrass
"Thoughtless Cruelty" by Charles Lamb*

Ohio
Lake Wilburn
"Double Dutch" by Gregory Pardlo
"When You Are Old" by William Butler Yeats
"They Feed They Lion" by Philip Levine*

Tennessee
Anita Norman
"The Layers" by Stanley Kunitz
"Mourning Poem for the Queen of Sunday" by Robert E. Hayden
"Let The Light Enter" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper*

Texas
Kristina L. Watkins
"Hap" by Thomas Hardy
"The Pomegranate and the Big Crowd" by Alberto Ríospuf
"Reverie In Open Air" by Rita Dove*

Washington
Elizabeth Mo
"In Memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr." by June Jordan
"Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold
"The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee” by N. Scott Momaday*

West Virginia
Austin Gage
"I Find No Peace" by Thomas Wyatt
"Strange Meeting" by Wilfred Owen
"[i carry your heart with me (i carry it in)" by e.e. cummings*

* poem will be recited if student reaches final three