2014 Poetry Out Loud Semifinal Region 2

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Region 2 Semifinal
1:00 pm-4:00 pm EDT

Alabama
Khadijah Thompson
"Sestina: Like" by A.E. Stallings
"Numbers" by Mary Cornish

Arkansas
Jalen A. Bell
"Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night" by Walt Whitman
"Onions" by William Matthews

Florida
Emily Rodriguez
"The Empty Dance Shoes" by Cornelius Eady
"Memory As a Hearing Aid" by Tony Hoagland

Georgia
Ashlie Robertson
"Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller
"On Monsieur’s Departure" by Queen Elizabeth I

Illinois
Monica Labelle
"Ovation" by Carol Muske-Dukes
"Echo" by Christina Rossetti

Indiana
Emma Libersky
"Mending Wall" by Robert Frost
"To Autumn" by John Keats

Iowa
Josephine R. Everett
"Desert" by Josephine Miles
"Entirely" by Louis MacNeice

Kansas
Leanne Chun
"God’s Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
"Eagle Plain" by Robert Francis

Kentucky
Taryn Syck
"Ah! Why, Because the Dazzling Sun" by Emily Jane Brontë
"The Great Blue Heron" by Carolyn Kizer

Louisiana
BreAnna LaVerne Smith
"At the New Year" by Kenneth Patchen
"Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Michigan
Matthew Webb
"Echo" by Christina Rossetti
"Or," by Thomas Sayers Ellis

Mississippi
Joy Cariño
"The Greatest Grandeur" by Pattiann Rogers
"Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller

Missouri
Thomas K. Fields
"Sestina: Like" by A.E. Stallings
"The Canonization" by John Donne

Nebraska
Amanda M. Pohlman
"Zacuanpapalotls" by Brenda Cárdenas
"Let the Light Enter" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Oklahoma
Edson Alvarado
"Zacuanpapalotls" by Brenda Cárdenas
"Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night" by Walt Whitman

Puerto Rico
Zoryán Rodríguez Feliciano
"The Pomegranate and the Big Crowd" by Alberto Ríos
"A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown" by Walt Whitman

Tennessee
Anita Norman
"The Layers" by Stanley Kunitz
"Mourning Poem for the Queen of Sunday" by Robert E. Hayden

Wisconsin
Anna Alicia Wolfs
"Mrs. Caldera’s House of Things" by Gregory Djanikian
"Virtuosi" by Lisel Mueller