2014 Poetry Out Loud Semifinal Region 1

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Region 1 Semifinal
9:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

Connecticut
Michaella Toledo
"Self-Inquiry Before the Job Interview" by Gary Soto
"I Am the People, the Mob" by Carl Sandburg

Delaware
Kathleen Becker
"Sestina: Like" by A.E. Stallings
"Channel Firing" by Thomas Hardy

District of Columbia
Kayla Forde
"For the young who want to" by Marge Piercy
"On Monsieur’s Departure" by Queen Elizabeth I

Maine
Charlotte Feinberg
"The Pomegranate and the Big Crowd" by Alberto Ríos
"Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller

Maryland
Akash Menon
"The Fair Singer" by Andrew Marvell
"A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown" by Walt Whitman

Massachusetts
Courtney Stewart
"Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller
"Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night" by Walt Whitman

New Hampshire
Hannah Burke
"It Isn’t Me" by James Lasdun
"In the Desert" by Stephen Crane

New Jersey
Natasha Simone Vargas
"Ecology" by Jack Collom
"A Locked House" by W.D. Snodgrass

New York
Schuyler Iona Press
"Contraction" by Ravi Shankar
"An Autumn Sunset" by Edith Wharton

North Carolina
Casey Ryan Goggin
"The Bad Old Days" by Kenneth Rexroth
"Chorus Sacerdotum" by Fulke Greville

Ohio
Lake Wilburn
"Double Dutch" by Gregory Pardlo
"When You Are Old" by William Butler Yeats

Pennsylvania
Elliot Davidson
"Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"Constantly Risking Absurdity (#15)" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Rhode Island
Yesenia Rego
"Friendship After Love" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Sestina: Like" by A.E. Stallings

South Carolina
Nicole Sadek
"The Hospital Window" by James L. Dickey
"To Live with a Landscape" by Constance Urdang

United States Virgin Islands
Angelique J.P. Flemming
"Romance" by Claude McKay
"On Quitting" by Edgar Albert Guest

Vermont
Samuel Boudreau
"Requests for Toy Piano" by Tony Hoagland
"The Empty Dance Shoes" by Cornelius Eady

Virginia Isabelle Andrews
"The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raleigh
"The Poet at Seventeen" by Larry Levis

West Virginia
Austin Gage
"I Find No Peace" by Thomas Wyatt
"Strange Meeting" by Wilfred Owen